Librarian/Scholar: From Research Question to Results
Have an idea for a research project, but don’t know where to start? Our learned panel will inspire you to think critically about your research question, methodology, research process and publishing/presenting your results. Insight on best practices and common missteps in the process will be provided, while active researchers in our field will share their experiences with qualitative and quantitative research. Join us as we explore how to become skillful and motivated researchers. This program will be followed by the EBSS Research Forum.
Speakers: Peter Hernon, Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College; Robert V. Labaree, Head, Von-KleinSmid Center Library, University of Southern California; Penny Beile, Head, Curriculum Materials Center, University of Central Florida
I walked in to this one late from lunch with a new friend. The speaker was talking about choosing a method appropriate for your research question. He chose content analysis since the data was already present in his case. He gave an overview of qualitative methodology and cautioned that you have to be careful not to assume causal relationships.
The next speaker discussed quantitive methodology. This was a prerecorded narrated powerpoint. Overall this presentation was a little too basic for me to pull much from. Except when it jumped into methods without explinations, then it was over my head. Very odd combination.