Evaluation of a self-audit tool to support information skills development in postgraduate studies

Kitchin, Suzie and Lampitt, Sue (2013) Evaluation of a self-audit tool to support information skills development in postgraduate studies. Sconul Focus, 59. pp. 54-59. ISSN 1745-5790

[img]
Preview
PDF
18_10.pdf - Published Version

Download (454kB) | Preview
Official URL: http://www.sconul.ac.uk/page/sconul-focus

Abstract

This article sets out findings from a small-scale collaborative project evaluating the use of a self-audit tool to promote the development of information literacy in MA social work students at a university in the north of England. The project involved the use of the audit tool early in the first and second years of a two-year professional masters programme and, alongside this, completion of two evaluation questionnaires. Analysis of the data suggested substantially increased confidence(measured by self-report) in the identified skills over the first year of the programme. The authors recognise that many factors may contribute to improved confidence and skills. Nevertheless, students identified use of the tool and the signposting to resources within it as helpful, and most felt that the stated aims had been met.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information literature, skills audit, Northumbria University, Social Work
Subjects: L500 Social Work
P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Social Work and Communities
University Services > Student and Library Services > University Library
Depositing User: Suzie Kitchin
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 11:37
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 04:28
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15321

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics


Policies: NRL Policies | NRL University Deposit Policy | NRL Deposit Licence