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Title: Evaluating effectiveness of small group literacy instruction for Undergraduate Medical Education students using a pre-post survey study design
Authors: McClurg, Caitlin
Powelson, Susan
Lang, Eddy
Aghajafari, Fariba
Edworthy, Steve
Keywords: Access to information;Students, medical;Evidence-based medicine;Information literacy;Information skills;Librarianship, health sciences;Libraries, health sciences
Issue Date: Jun-2015
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: McClurg, C., Powelson, S., Lang, E., Aghajafari, F., & Edworthy, S. (2015). Evaluating effectiveness of small group information literacy instruction for Undergraduate Medical Education students using a pre‐and post‐survey study design. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 32(2), 120-130
Abstract: The purpose of our study was to determine if librarian-led small group information literacy instruction, closely integrated with course content and faculty participation, but without a hands on component, was an effective means to convey evidence based information literacy skills including clinical question formation, resource selection and online searching confidence. Five 15 minute evidence based information literacy sessions were delivered by three librarians to 12 practicing physician-led small groups of 15 students. Students were asked to complete an online survey before and after the lecture and seminar series. Data analysis was through simple descriptive statistics, reporting proportions for question responses. Instruction in a small group environment without a mandatory hands on component had a positive impact on student’s evidence based information literacy skills. Students were more likely to consult a librarian, and had increased confidence in their abilities to search and find relevant information.
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