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dc.contributor.authorWhite, BDen_US
dc.contributor.authorRainier, BAen_US
dc.coverage.spatialChristchurch, New Zealanden_US
dc.description.abstractWhile considerable effort goes into equipping undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and medicine with knowledge discovery skills and an understanding of the scientific literature, many of them complete their first degrees with a relatively basic level of competence. Undergraduate science education demands an intensive development of subject knowledge and technical skills with less emphasis on the primary literature, and unless an information literacy element is expressly built into science programmes undergraduate students are not routinely required to make use of library resources (Bogucka & Wood, 2009; Wiegant, Scager, & Boonstra, 2011). Postgraduate study, particularly at masters and doctoral level, places quite a different level of demand on students, and even to formulate a research question requires an extensive knowledge of the existing literature. The first part of the thesis journey is the literature review which provides a theoretical and methodological grounding of the whole project, but students often arrive at postgraduate study poorly equipped to perform this task (Hoffmann, Antwi-Nsiah, Feng, & Stanley, 2008; Miller, 2014). Those skills that they have acquired tend to be based around Google and Google Scholar (Wu & Chen, 2014) which provide a good result for relatively little effort, but which lack the functionality to fully support a literature review at this level (Johnson & Simonsen, 2015). Increasing internationalisation of postgraduate education is another factor impacting on this situation, although it would be wrong to assume that English-speaking students or those from “developed countries” possess the appropriate skills for an advanced degree literature review.en_US
dc.relation.replaceshttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4944
dc.relation.replaces123456789/4944
dc.relation.urihttp://lianza.recollect.co.nz/nodes/view/2600en_US
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License
dc.sourceTelsig Forum 2016en_US
dc.titleI didn’t know what I didn’t know – Postgraduate science students as new library usersen_US
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.identifier.elements-id349222
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/Other
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
pubs.confidentialfalseen_US
pubs.finish-date2016-07-05en_US
pubs.start-date2016-07-04en_US


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