ALCTS Webinar: Research Methodologies and Data Analysis
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 AM Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 PM Central, and 2 PM Eastern time.
This is part 2 of the five-part series Research and Publication Basics. See this webpage<http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/researchbasics> for more information about the webinars in this series.
Description: This webinar will introduce several research methods relevant to librarians interested in conducting research, and how the question one wants to answer determines the method they should pursue. Attendees will learn about different methodologies with an emphasis on qualitative and quantitative approaches, options for data analysis procedures and programs, and how these might be applied to their work through examples from the professional literature. Key resources for learning more about identifying and applying appropriate research methods will be presented as well.
1. Introduce the connection between research questions and research methodologies.
2. Describe the central research methodologies used by librarians, including quantitative and qualitative approaches.
3. Understand the importance of alignment between research question and research methodology.
Who should attend?
The series is geared toward librarians in technical services who want to do research but don't know where to start.
Eamon Tewell is Head of Research Support and Outreach at Columbia University’s Science, Engineering, & Social Science Libraries. He received the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research, and is co-editor of the recently published book “Reference Librarianship and Justice: History, Practice, & Praxis.” Eamon has published and presented on the topics of critical information literacy, library instruction, critical reference practice, and questioning narratives of grit and resilience in libraries.
Registration Fees: single webinar: ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129
Complete series: ALCTS Member $172 ; Non-member $236 ; Group rate $516
How to register:
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