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Title:The role of thesis in building information professionals: Comparing among iSchools
Author(s):Xie, Sherry L.; Zhou, Wenhong; Fan, Guanyan
thesis requirement(s)
Master’s degree
Master's program requirement(s)
iSchool tier 1 member
Abstract:Motivated by the questions of what role thesis plays in developing master level information professionals and why contrasting program requirements exist among iSchool master programs, the present study examined primarily the information/library science oriented master programs of the iSchool tier 1 members. As the first stage of a multi-phase study, the examination relied on three types of indicators: thesis as a requirement of the program, the nature of the requirement in terms of being mandatory or optional, and specifics of the thesis requirements. This “early work” paper reports on the background information that inspired the study, the methodological design that serves the research questions, and the findings of the study’s first stage in both the forms of statistic observations and narratives.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Xie, S. L., Zhou, W., & Fan, G. (2017). The Role of Thesis in Building Information Professionals: Comparing Among iSchools. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 598-604).
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Sherry L. Xie, Wenhong Zhou, and Guanyan Fan
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27

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