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Evaluating an Information Literacy Assessment Instrument: Evaluating an Information Literacy Assessment Instrument

Beutelspacher, Lisa; Henkel, Maria; Schlögl, Christian

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    "description": "<p>Google is both a bane and a boon. One of its greatest merits is that it empowers<br />\nusers, even with little IT and/or information retrieval skills, to find information<br />\neasily on the Web. However, at the same time there is the danger that<br />\nmany users start believing that they are highly information literate. In order<br />\nto avoid such wrong self-evaluations, multiple choice questionnaires could<br />\nbe a promising approach since they allow a quick (self-) assessment of the<br />\nrespective level of information literacy.<br />\nThis article reports on a survey in which such an information literacy questionnaire<br />\nwas used to assess information literacy of students in a bachelor<br />\ncourse providing an introduction to this topic. For this purpose, the test instrument<br />\nwhich was developed at the University of D&uuml;sseldorf (Beutelspacher<br />\n2014a) was slightly adopted to the professional background of the<br />\nstudents (business administration). In this article, we will report about the<br />\nacceptance of this test instrument by the business administration students,<br />\nabout the experienced advantages, the perceived problem areas, and those<br />\ninformation literacy aspects which cannot be covered by such an instrument<br />\nin their opinion.</p>", 
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    "title": "Evaluating an Information Literacy Assessment Instrument: Evaluating an Information Literacy Assessment Instrument", 
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    "keywords": [
      "Information literacy,", 
      "Information literacy standards,", 
      "Multiple choice questionnaire,", 
      "Assessment instrument,", 
      "Questionnaire evaluation"
    "publication_date": "2015-05-26", 
    "creators": [
        "affiliation": "Heinrich-Heine-University D\u00fcsseldorf, Germany", 
        "name": "Beutelspacher, Lisa"
        "affiliation": "Heinrich-Heine-University D\u00fcsseldorf, Germany", 
        "name": "Henkel, Maria"
        "affiliation": "University of Graz, Austria", 
        "name": "Schl\u00f6gl, Christian"
    "meeting": {
      "dates": "19th\u201321st May 2015", 
      "title": "Re:inventing Information Science in the Networked Society. Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Information Science (ISI 2015)", 
      "acronym": "ISI 2015", 
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      "session": "Session 6: Digital Society and Literacy", 
      "place": "Zadar, Croatia"
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