Use of smartphones for study and research activities among PhD students of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

2017-09-06T12:20:06Z (GMT) by Serhii Nazarovets

This preprint presents an analysis of survey results of first-year graduate students of the Juchymenko Family Doctoral School at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, how they using smartphones for study and conduct research activities. The survey was conducted via an online questionnaire and it was attended by 49 graduate students in a variety of scientific disciplines. The results show that the social apps, such as Facebook, VK, Twitter, and Instagram, are most popular among PhD students. The graduate students use smartphones mainly for Internet search and communication, and they use it for specialized research and educational applications are quite rarely. Typically, the graduate students use common smartphone apps to perform educational or scientific tasks. Despite the popularity of the reference manager Mendeley, the graduate students used smartphones for reading the full text of scientific documents rarely – they prefer laptops and PCs for working with academic texts.