A needs analysis for information literacy provision for research : a case study in University College Dublin

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dc.contributor.author Patterson, Avril
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-28T13:13:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-28T13:13:33Z
dc.date.copyright Copyright 2009, Avril Patterson en
dc.date.issued 2009-06
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Information Literacy en
dc.identifier.issn 1750-5968
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2805
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to establish the baseline information literacy of incoming postgraduate research students, which in turn could inform the development of information literacy provision to support research. Evidence Based Librarianship and Information Practice (EBLIP) underpinned the methodological framework. An online survey questionnaire, information behaviour observation and a focus group formed the triangulation of methods used in data collection. Findings identified a wide variation in information literacy within and across disciplines; deficiencies in the ability to trace current and ongoing research; difficulties in the conceptualization of research questions and literal rather than lateral thought. However, it must be noted that the non probability nature of the purposive sampling for the survey questionnaire results in data which cannot be extrapolated to other populations. As this study was used to satisfy the partial requirements of an MLIS degree, the constraints of the thesis necessitated the truncation of the EBLIP process, so that the implementation steps were not included. Nevertheless, this study’s contribution to the field of enquiry lies not only in its feasibility as a practical application, but it also in the contribution it makes in an area where a research deficit has been identified (Corrall 2007; Research Information Network 2008). en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals en
dc.rights Copyright for the article content resides with the authors, and copyright for the publication layout resides with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, Information Literacy Group. These Copyright holders have agreed that this article should be available on Open Access. en
dc.subject Information literacy en
dc.subject Academic libraries en
dc.subject Higher education en
dc.subject Evidence-based Libray and Information Practice en
dc.subject.lcsh University College, Dublin. Library en
dc.subject.lcsh Information literacy en
dc.subject.lcsh Academic libraries--Relations with faculty and curriculum--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Evidence-based library science--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Library science--Research--Ireland en
dc.title A needs analysis for information literacy provision for research : a case study in University College Dublin en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/article/view/PRA-V3-I1-2009-1 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 3 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 5 en
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en
dc.neeo.contributor Patterson|Avril|aut| en

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