Difficulties and Challenges of Library and Information Science Students in Thesis Writing during the Pandemic
9 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2021
Date Written: September 8, 2021
The study aimed to determine the difficulties and challenges experienced by the Library and Information Science students from Bulacan State University, Philipines, during the Pandemic. The respondents of the study are 92 students from the first batch of graduates. The study was done in the 2nd Semester of S.Y. 2020-2021. The study utilized a mixed-methods type of research. A validated survey questionnaire was sent to the respective students via messenger, and a focus group discussion was implemented via google meet. Descriptive statistical tools like frequency, percentage, and weighted mean were utilized. For the qualitative data, thematic analysis was applied. The study's results regarding the personal factors difficulties stated that all the respondents found difficulty in deciding the title of their thesis.Regarding socio-cultural, they are neutral; perhaps these students knew how to socialize with others. The linguistic indicators were found to have a low weighted mean. In terms of the challenges experienced by students, a lot of issues were raised. Furthermore, recommendations were submitted to the administrators to address further the problems.
Keywords: Thesis Writing, Library and Information Science, Pandemic, Online Learning
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