Volume 6, Issue 2 (8-2019)                   Human Information Interaction 2019, 6(2): 24-31 | Back to browse issues page

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Background and aim: New technologies, particularly the Internet, have changed the means of information searching and retrieval in innumerable research methods, as well as qualitative research.  Therefore, researchers awareness of search skills is imperative.  Search skills allows   pursuit of higher self-efficacy. So, the purpose is to investigate the  Role of Online Searching Skills in Predicting Qualitative Research self-efficacy of Payamnoor University Postgraduate students.
Methodology: The research method was correlational descriptive - analytical study.  Population was 277 Postgraduate Students of Payamnoor University and sample of 159 students were selected randomly. For  data collection,   Online Searching skills and Qualitative Research Self efficacy questionnaires were applied. Regression analysis was used to analyze the data.  
Results: The results indicate that there is a relation of Online Searching skills and Research Self efficacy. Also, regression coefficient indicates that Online searching skills could predict research self-efficacy factors of Payamnoor University postgraduate students.
Conclusion: Based on the findings, emphasizing on online search skills and training might lead to an upsurge of self-efficacy of Postgraduate students at this University in qualitative research.
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