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Research processes and faculty understanding

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The teaching of research processes has not been given priority in academic institutions. Reasons for this include a misunderstanding among both students and professors of the learning task demanded; a lack of support from academic administrators; the fact that the major literature on research processes instruction resides in the library literature rather than in the higher education literature; false notions that students learn research processes on their own and that the new technologies make students more able to accomplish good research; faculty culture that puts more stress on content than process; a lack of regard in academia for the contribution that academic librarians can make; ...

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