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Title: The citation behaviour of Civil Engineering students
Authors: Gadd, Elizabeth A.
Baldwin, Andrew N.
Norris, Michael
Keywords: Literature review
Citation analysis
Undergraduate students
Postgraduate students
Learning support
Civil engineering
Building engineering
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Information Literacy Group (CILIP) / (© The authors)
Citation: GADD, E., BALDWIN, A.N. and NORRIS, M., 2010. The citation behaviour of Civil Engineering students. Journal of Information Literacy, 4 (2), pp. 37-49.
Abstract: The New Review project investigated how to improve students’ information searching skills and the resulting reference lists through a new approach to teaching the literature review. This paper reports on one element of this study, which analysed reference lists from 47 final-year projects written by Civil & Building Engineering undergraduate students (BEng and MSc). It finds a strong positive correlation between the literature review mark and overall mark for each project, as well as a slightly weaker correlation between the number of references cited and the mark received. An analysis of the number, age, and type of references cited is performed in addition to an investigation into the quality of the bibliographic citations themselves. Finally, this paper makes recommendations as to how Information Literacy (IL) teaching relating to the literature review may be improved.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8257
Publisher Link: http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/article/view/PRA-V4-I2-2010-3
ISSN: 1750-5968
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Published Articles (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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