Researcher of the Future study released

We are excited about Wednesday’s release of the study information behaviour of the researcher of the future! This study was commissioned by the British Library and JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) and conducted by the Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research (CIBER) at UCL. The press release says that the study “overturns the common assumption that the ‘Google Generation’ – youngsters born or brought up in the Internet age – is the most web-literate. The first ever virtual longitudinal study carried out by the CIBER research team at University College London claims that, although young people demonstrate an apparent ease and familiarity with computers, they rely heavily on search engines, view rather than read and do not possess the critical and analytical skills to assess the information that they find on the web.” 

It is nice to see real research being done on this topic – we look forward to reading it in depth!

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