Research consultation effectiveness for freshman and senior undergraduate students

dc.contributor.authorFaix, Allisonen
dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, Amanda B.en
dc.contributor.authorTaxakis, Brookeen
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-11T14:20:18Zen
dc.date.available2022-07-11T14:20:18Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The aim of this paper is to compare the effectiveness of library research consultations for freshmen and senior undergraduate students, to determine if freshmen or seniors benefit more from these sessions. Design/methodology/approach – This study looks at the results of a survey conducted with students enrolled in a senior level capstone research course and in a freshman level composition course who were required to attend library research consultations. Findings – The study finds that freshman students can be overwhelmed by the amount of resources a research consultation may help them locate, and research consultations for freshmen should be conducted with this in mind. Research limitations/implications – Because the size of our study was small, further research with a larger sample size should also be conducted. Practical implications – If librarians experience high demand for required research consultations, and have difficulty scheduling sessions, then they may take into consideration that senior students benefit more from consultations than freshmen. Research consultations should also be designed to take student class rank into account. Originality/value – This study shows that upper-level students benefit more from research consultation than freshman students. Librarians should take this research into consideration when consulting with faculty about the most effective methods of instruction for students.en
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-05-2013-0024en
dc.identifier.issue1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/111193en
dc.identifier.volume42en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en
dc.subjectAcademic librariesen
dc.subjectReference servicesen
dc.subjectResearch consultationsen
dc.titleResearch consultation effectiveness for freshman and senior undergraduate studentsen
dc.title.serialReference Services Reviewen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
faix article vt pdf.pdf
Size:
125.35 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description:
Accepted version
License bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Name:
license.txt
Size:
1.5 KB
Format:
Item-specific license agreed upon to submission
Description: