Is exhaustive student research a quaint memory?

Tune in and hear the interview with Project Information Literacy's Alison Head on NPR's Seattle affiliate, KPLU. Head discusses findings from PIL's 2010 study of over 8,000 students on 25 different U.S. campuses. The study found most college students have trouble just getting started on research assignments. Head says, "the idea of exhaustive research is really a quaint memory."

Project Information Literacy (PIL) is an ongoing research study in the Information School, co-directed by Head and Michael Eisenberg, Dean Emeritus and Professor. This year, PIL is generously supported with funds from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Cengage Learning, and Cable in the Classroom.