Information Competence And Management

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Course Code: 
LIB 9101
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 

Information competency and management cross-cutting course is a three credit unit course developed and conducted by the University Library in collaboration with the East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) and Faculty of Computing and Information technology.ObjectiveThe major objective of this cross-cutting course is to impart knowledge and skills in the effective information seeking and management by postgraduate students/researchers. The course focuses on an individual’s course/research topic to provide information seeking competency and support to the student. 

Learning Outcomes: 

After undertaking this course, students are expected to:

  1. identify and use of information resources (print and electronic) relevant to the researcher’s individual research topic
  2. professional citing and quoting of authors versus interviewees/respondents
  3. improved scholarly writing (writing skills)
  4. file management of the many versions of electronic files researchers work on/with
  5. creation and management of simple databases for the bibliographic data/references, e.g. using Endnote software, and their subsequent updating
  6.  computer applications in qualitative research e.g. using Atals.ti software.
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