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Revue internationale des technologies en pédagogie universitaire

International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education

Les pratiques de recherche d’information des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs en éducation

Information search strategies of graduate university students
Sereywathna Soung - Université de Sherbrooke, CANADA
Gabriel Dumouchel - Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, CANADA
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Abstract

This study aims to understand what are the information research practices of graduate students in four francophone educational faculties in Quebec (Canada). A questionnaire answered by 268 students doing their masters degree or their Ph.D. shows that most of them conduct their information research at home rather than at the university. They also mostly use academic databases even if only a third consider themselves to be expert users. More than half declare having difficulties when they search for information, notably for linguistic reasons, information rarity, overload and access. Results are discussed in light of relevant literature and recommendations are made to improve information research practices by graduate students in education.

Available online: 2020-02-13

DOI : https://doi.org/10.18162/ritpu-2019-v16n3-05

Soung, S., & Dumouchel, G. (2019). Les pratiques de recherche d’information des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs en éducation. International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education, 16(3), 73-92. https://doi.org/10.18162/ritpu-2019-v16n3-05