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RESULTS AND FINDINGS
This section reports the results of the questionnaire phase of the research project
and of the responses to the interview phase with tenured and tenure-track faculty
members in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences at Angelo State University. In
addition to these results and findings, a model of Intemrnet information seeking activities
by faculty members at a Master's I university is presented with a comparison to Ellis'
behavioral model of information seeking by faculty members in the social and physical
sciences. Finally the results of this study are presented in relation to the eight research
questions detailed in Chapter 1.
The tenured and tenure-track faculty members at Angelo State University served
as the subjects for the questionnaire phase of the project. By the 2000 Spring Semester,
there were 157 tenured and tenure-track faculty members. There were three additional
(one tenured and two tenure-track) faculty members hired for the 2000 Spring Semester.
For the purposes of analysis and comparisons, the faculty members were also divided by
the broad disciplines of the humanities (art, drama, english, history, modem languages,
and music), social sciences (accounting, business administration, communications,
economics, education, finance, government, journalism, kinesiology, psychology, and
sociology), and sciences (agriculture, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer
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