Engineering graduate students' literature searching behaviors

Ying Hsueh Cheng, Chin Chung Tsai

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Abstract

In this paper, we drew on Kuiper, Volman and Terwel's (2008) three aspects of web literacy skills (searchig, reading, and evaluating) and investigated engineering graduate students' literature searching strategies. Through in-depth interviews and think-aloud protocols, we compared strategies employed by twenty-two engineering graduate students in Taiwan. The findings showed that the students' literature searching behaviors included searching, reading, and evaluating sources for their research purposes. Implications for enhancing information literacy of engineering students are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
EditorsThepchai Supnithi, Siu Cheung Kong, Ying-Tien Wu, Tomoko Kojiri, Chen-Chung Liu, Hiroaki Ogata, Akihiro Kashihara
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages528-531
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801427
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 2014 Nov 302014 Dec 4

Publication series

NameWorkshop Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period14/11/3014/12/4

Keywords

  • Engineering
  • Graduate students
  • Literature searching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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