Investigating the Ability to Identify Internet Genres among Postgraduate Students of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz by Gender and Level of Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Professor, library And Information Science Department, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz,,Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Library and Information Science, Faculty of Paramedicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

3 Master Degree, Library and Information Science, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran


Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare compare the ability to identify Internet genres among postgraduate students of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz.
Methodology: This is an applied research that is performed using survey method. The research population was postgraduate students of Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz. The population size was more than 4500 people. due to their large number, Krejsi-Morgan table was used for sampling and the sample size was 350. The instrument used in this research was a researcher-made questionnaire whose validity was confirmed by the faculty members of library and information science in Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz and it's reliability was calculated to be 0.81 with Cronbach's alpha coefficient.
Findings: The mean scores of students in identifying Internet genres, scientific genres and non-scientific genres were lower than the persumed mean for the research population. For scientific genres 39.61 percent of the responses were correct, and for non-scientific genres, this was 24.46 percent. Also, the mean scores of PhD students were higher than masters students and male students were higher than female students.
Conclusion: The results of the research showed that the research population's performance in the identification of Internet genres is weak and there is a need for further education in this field for postgraduate students.


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