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A longitudinal comparison of information literacy in students starting Politics degrees

Thornton, Stephen 2019. A longitudinal comparison of information literacy in students starting Politics degrees. Learning and Teaching 12 (2) , pp. 89-111. 10.3167/latiss.2019.120206
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Information literacy, the concept most associated with inculcating the attributes necessary to behave in a strategic, thoughtful and ethical manner in the face of a superfluity of information, has been part of the information specialist scene for many years. As the United Kingdom’s QAA benchmark statements for Politics and International Relations highlight, many of the competences associated with this concept are vital in the honourable struggle to become a successful graduate of those disciplines. This article presents a longitudinal study of a survey used to expose the information literacy levels of two groups of first-year Politics/IR students at a British university and, using the logic of ‘most similar design’, make informed inferences about the level of students’ information literacy on coming into tertiary education.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Publisher: Berghahn Journals
ISSN: 1755-2273
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 7 February 2019
Date of Acceptance: 16 January 2019
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 20:31

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