The Degree of the Graduate Students' usage of the Internet in Scientific Research from their Perspectives at the Jordanian Universities
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This study aimed at identifying the degree of graduate students' usage of the internet in scientific research from their perspectives at the Jordanian universities. The researchers used the survey method and developed the instrument of the study, a questionnaire consisted of (40) items. Its validity and reliability were confirmed. The questionnaire was distributed to the sample which consisted of (440) students from Jordanian universities. The findings revealed that students' usage of the internet in scientific research and in identifying statement of the problem was at a medium degree; and their usage of the internet was high in preparing the chapter of the literature review and previous studies and in publishing scientific research papers, too and low in conducting team research. The results indicated that there are statistical significant differences attributed to gender on the four domains in favor of the females. No statistical significant differences were indicated attributed to the type of the college (scientific, literary) on the four domains of the instrument. The results also indicated that there are significant statistical differences attributed to the graduate program level in favor of the doctoral students.. The conclusion emphasized the necessity to hold training courses for the graduate students in the usage of the internet and data bases in scientific research.
- Graduate students
- Jordanian universities
- electronic research
- electronic data bases
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The necessity of holding training courses for graduate students on how to obtain information for the purposes of scientific research using the Internet and the need to develop the skills of using databases to obtain summaries of previous studies and to view the full copies of those studies.
The necessity of updating the content of scientific research courses for graduate students in scientific and literary faculties to match the development in information technology so that students can employ it appropriately in scientific research, especially in the field of using the Internet in determining the problem of the study and preparing its tool.
4-The necessity of training graduate students to use the Internet to conduct joint research among these students, communicate with others, and follow up on scientific conferences.
Enhancing the internet service for graduate students in university libraries for the purposes of scientific research, and making it available to students free of charge.
Authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
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