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Identifying the factors associated with undergraduates’ behaviour in seeking academic project information

Mohd Nadzir, Maslinda and Abd Wahab, Alawiyah and Othman, Nafishah (2016) Identifying the factors associated with undergraduates’ behaviour in seeking academic project information. Advanced Science Letters, 22 (10). pp. 2951-2954. ISSN 1936-6612

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The purpose of this study is to identify the factors associated with undergraduate students’ behaviour in seeking information for their academic project. Data was collected using a questionnaire administered to 199 final year undergraduate students, purposively selected from three colleges in one Malaysian public university. For the purpose of data analysis, the respondents were grouped into technology and non-technology students based on their programmes of study. The findings of the study suggest that information skills among technological and non-technological students are quite different. This may be due to the nature of the academic project that requires the latter to use different information skills in seeking academic project information. It is anticipated that the findings of this study would result in further research on the information skills specifically focusing on the technological students. The result of the study can be used as initial guidelines for lecturers and librarians to develop related training programmes for new undergraduates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Seeking Behaviour; Information Skills; Non-Technology; Technology
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Ts. Dr. Maslinda Mohd Nadzir
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2017 07:22
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2017 07:22

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