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Please take a moment to complete this survey on academic attitudes and
judgements. I would be grateful if you could also forward it on to any
Researchers have to understand and evaluate a wide range of
information from a variety of different sources. In recent years the
quantity of information has increased rapidly.
In the survey, we are interested in better understanding how
researchers make decisions about information relating to authors and
By taking part in the survey you are helping us to build a better
knowledge of how researchers rely upon various forms of information.
This can help the wider academic community, for example, by developing
literature search tools which produce more useful results.
The survey can be accessed via the following URL (before 31 August):
Thank you once again, and please distribute to any interested
colleagues and relevant lists.
Dr Alastair Gill
Department of Sociology
University of Surrey
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University of Surrey Ethics Committee.
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