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A Comparataive Study of E-resources Dependency among Iranian and Indian Social Science Faculty Members

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  • Department of studies in Library and Information science, University of Mysore, Mysore, India

Abstract


The present study is aimed at a comparative study of dependency e-resources by Iranian and Indian social science faculty members. A total of 487 respondents (232 from Iran and 255 from India) were randomly selected from both the countries. A questionnaire measuring dependency on various e-resources: e-books, e-journals, e-tutorials, online databases, CD-databases and e-reports was prepared by the investigator and administered to the sample selected. Statistical methods like descriptive statistics and contingency coefficient analysis were employed to verify the hypotheses. Results revealed that Iranian faculty members were more dependent on all the e-resources selected for the study.

Keywords

Electronic Resources, E-books, E-journals, E-tutorials, CD-ROM Databases, On-line Databases, E-report

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