Lectures and seminars Bites of Learning: 19/10 - Information search in examined work
Welcome to this Bits of Learning webinar that tackles the subject of information searching at the thesis level, and will look at different topics within this which it can be useful to know and consider as a teacher.
In this session, Andreas Jacobson, librarian at the information skills unit at KIB, will present on information searching using structured literature reviews in examined work.
During the session, we will give suggestions on how you as a teacher can assess information searching as a skill, and whether an information searching has been done well.
We will look at different search methods that students use in their work, and their effects.
The following topics with be discussed:
- Differences between PubMed, which has a controlled subject vocabulary (thesaurus) and Web of Science, which lacks these. What does this mean and what difference does it make?
- Controlled keyword search. How can search blocks be used? Are truncations needed? Should students only use controlled subject words or should they avoid it altogether? What happens if they are mixed?
- What is a systematic search and do students actually do these?
- How do the databases work 'behind the scenes'? How reliable are they?
- Snowballing – what is it and is it appropriate in a structured search?
The presentation/demonstration will last approximately 30 minutes, with the remaining 15 minutes available for discussion/questions.
This session will be held in Swedish
What is Bites of Learning?
The Unit for Teaching and Learning (UoL) brings you a series of webinars aimed as educators, which runs each Wednesdays between 12:15 and 13:00. Within this series we bring together presentations and discussion on a range of educational subjects which ranges from the theoretical to hands on tips and tricks.
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