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ARFIS 2_IS_Print vs electronic

This study seeks to investigate the format preferences for class readings - digital or print - and the reading behaviors of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Participation will take a total of about 5-10 minutes.

There are no potential risks or discomforts from participating in this study.

The results of the research may further our understanding of how students prefer to read their course material, online or print, and inform the decisions and policies of libraries and instructors regarding the collection and dissemination of online and print academic materials.

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There are 24 questions in this survey.
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Group 1. Academic Readings
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I remember information from my course readings best when I read them from printed pages
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It is more convenient to read my assigned readings electronically than to read them in print
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I prefer to have all my course materials in print format (e.g. book, course reader, handouts)
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If an assigned reading is 7 pages or more, I prefer to read it in print
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I prefer to print out my course readings rather than read them electronically
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I like to make digital copies of my printed course materials
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I usually highlight and notate my printed course readings
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If an assigned reading is less than 7 pages, I prefer to read it electronically
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I am more likely to review my course readings (after I've read them at least once) when they are in print
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I prefer electronic textbooks over print textbooks
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I usually highlight and annotate my electronic readings
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I can focus on the material better when I read it in print
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I prefer to read my course readings electronically
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I prefer to read course readings which are in my native language electronically rather than print
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I prefer reading foreign language material in print than electronic
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I read my electronic course readings on a:
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My preferred reading format, electronic or print, depends on the language of the reading
Group 2. Demographic questions
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Are you:
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How old are you?
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Your current status as a student is:
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I am majoring, or planning on majoring in:
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Do you have any visual or other limitation that influences your preference for electronic or print format?
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If Yes, please specify
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What else would you like us to know about your academic reading format preferences?
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