Website for "a national study about early adults and their information-seeking behaviors, competencies, and the challenges they face when conducting research in the digital age. ... [It] investigates how early adults on different college campuses conduct research for course work and how they conduct 'everyday research' for use in their daily lives." Features a February 2009 progress report, articles, video clips, and related material.
The following tips for faculty to help students successfully complete research assignments are based on the results of studies conducted by Project Information Literacy (PIL), an ongoing national research project that examines undergraduate student research practices.
PIL’s methodologies have included a survey of over 8,000 students from 25 U.S. college campuses, including Temple; a content analysis of 191 course-related research assignment handouts from 28 campuses; and student discussion groups at 7 campuses.