More on Research = Googling Trend

I wrote a few months ago on the problem we teachers have to overcome when trying to get students to understand that there is more to ‘research’ than a simple Boolean search.

Now this Pew Research Center study provides greater context as to why this problem/challenge exists. When students are given a research assignment, it says that  94% of the teachers said their students were “very likely” to use Google or other online search engines; 75% said their students were “very likely” to use Wikipedia or similar resources. As for databases, just 17% said their students were very likely to use one, which is slightly higher than for printed books (12%)

More on this from Pew, if you like to research this further:-)

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