Database trial impact on graduate nursing comprehensive exams

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Pionke, Katharine
Huckstadt, Alicia A.
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2015-10
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Article
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Education , Plagiarism , Libraries , Bibliography
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Pionke K, Huckstadt A. Database trial impact on graduate nursing comprehensive exams. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA. 2015;103(4):192-193
Abstract

While the authors were doing a test period of databases, the question of whether or not databases affect outcomes of graduate nursing comprehensive examinations came up. This study explored that question through using citation analysis of exams that were taken during a database trial and exams that were not. The findings showed no difference in examination pass/fail rates. While the pass/fail rates did not change, a great deal was learned in terms of citation accuracy and types of materials that students used, leading to discussions about changing how citation and plagiarism awareness were taught.

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Medical Library Association
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Journal of the Medical Library Association;v.103:no.4
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1536-5050
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