Thursday, October 07, 2010

Postgraduate information needs

A report published in June reports on findings from a study of taught & research postgraduates at the University of Cambridge (1400 people responded to an online survey, then they had a few focus groups and a follow-up survey), UK. It is a 70 page report which discusses the findings in some detail. I did find it a pity that the recommendations talk avout "support services" (rather than partnership of educators and professional staff) and also recommend a one off "information skills" introduction in induction week (sigh). However, once I got past that, there are some interesting findings and recommendations.
Dingley, E. (2010) Postgraduate information needs. Cambridge: Arcadia.
Photo by Sheila Webber: apple picking this morning (red devils)

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