Thursday, July 5, 2012

Researchers of Tomorrow, a new report from JISC and the British Library

The UK Joint Information Systems Committee and the British Library have just released a major (17,00 student) study of the behaviors and beliefs of “Generation Y” (eg born 1983-1992) doctoral students involving social media, information access, and related matters.

This is a fascinating report analyzes the research habits of GenY students.

Those interested in the future habits of academics might find both the inclusion of a comprehensive literature review and a longitudinal student tracking study that engages with a cohort of approximately 50 doctoral candidates and Chapter 5:Collaborating, sharing and disseminating research to be worht a close read.

The full report can be downloaded at

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