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Effect of social media on post graduate students during academic lectures and library session : A case study of Salford University Manchester, United Kingdom

Akubugwo, IG and Burke, ME 2013, 'Effect of social media on post graduate students during academic lectures and library session : A case study of Salford University Manchester, United Kingdom' , IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSRJRME), 3 (6) , pp. 44-50.

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Abstract

The present study examined attitude to and extent of usage of social media by post graduate students at Salford University during Academic Lectures and Library Session. Data collection involved both qualitative and quantitative methodology involving oral interview and questionnaire administration. Likert model was employed in response to eighteen –item questionnaire which were physically administered to 120 randomly selected post graduate students who have social media accounts. Another six students were interviewed face to face differently and their responses were recorded. The data obtained was analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). The results showed that many students use social media especially Facebook, myspace, and Twiter during academic classes. Findings of this study also suggest that social media could negatively impact on the students’ academic progress and that timed-off software should be installed in the classes.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSRJRME)
Publisher: International Organisation of Science Research (IOSR)
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 2320-737X
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: ME Burke
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 15:34
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:29
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35208

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