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Analysis of Questionnaire Responses
Overall, the tenured and tenure-track faculty members at Angelo State University
were active users of the Intemrnet. They held high opinions of the Intemrnet's resources,
potential for accessing information, and communicating with colleagues and students.
There were four statistically significant differences between tenured and tenure-track
faculty members and five statistically significant differences among faculty members in
the broad discipline areas of the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
In question 1, "I use the Intemrnet to gather information for my research activities,"
there was a statistically significant difference between tenured and tenure-track faculty
members. (Chi-square values and responses may be found in Appendix E.) Tenure-track
faculty members held a higher, positive agreement rate of the value of the Intemrnet to
meet their research needs. In the division by broad discipline areas, there was general
agreement on the importance of the Intemrnet for research activities, but no statistically
On question 2, "I use the Intemrnet to gather information for my teaching
activities," again there was a statistically significant difference between tenured and
tenure-track faculty members. Tenure-track faculty members had a higher, positive
agreement rate than their tenured colleagues over the use of the Intemrnet in their teaching
activities. There was also a statistically significant difference among the faculty members
in the broad discipline areas. Faculty members in the social sciences had the highest
positive agreement rate on the use of the Intemet in their teaching activities. There
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