Use of Internet Research Research Paper by DragonStar

Use of Internet Research
A discussion of the relationship between college students' confidence in internet research sources and their willingness to attribute them in research projects.
# 23718 | 3,615 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 16, 2003 in Education (Higher) , Computer and Technology (Internet) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper examines how as the field of internet research grows, both in the amount of information it provides and the frequency with which it is utilized, the question of a possible relationship exists between this frequency of use and the willingness or unwillingness of student users to report or to admit, having used Internet based sources. The literature review section applies and discusses relevant communication theories, including the technological determinism of Marshal McLuhan. The paper proposes a study to determine the underlying causes for such a correlation, including the level of student confidence in the Internet and the level of quality of the material on the Internet. The study reviews the existing theories applicable to the subject, surveys internet sites and question students themselves.

From the Paper:

"Modern technology has done wonders for today's society. The speed and quality of communications are better than they ever have been before. People living on opposite sides of the world are no longer far away, and now they can reach each other instantly by simply picking up a phone or logging on to the internet. In fact, the internet is perhaps the single greatest technology to emerge in this century. Everyday people now have access to billions upon billions of pieces of information, on practically any subject imaginable. Virtual online "communities" have formed, where people participate in communication of a social nature with others from all over the world. The internet has also become an enormous source of entertainment, with its online casinos, games and chat rooms, among other things. Nowhere is the subject of internet research more prevalent than in the academic sphere."

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