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The Rep Test and Other Sorting Tasks in ILS Research. Phillip M. Edwards and Amy VanScoy {phillip.m.edwards, [email protected] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science CB #3360, 100 Manning Hall Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360

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The rep test and other sorting tasks in ils research

The Rep Test and Other Sorting Tasks in ILS Research

Phillip M. Edwards and Amy VanScoy

{phillip.m.edwards, [email protected]

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School of Information and Library Science

CB #3360, 100 Manning Hall

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360

Slides will be available via: http://www.unc.edu/home/pmedward/


Overview

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

The “canonical” techniques

Vignettes of sorting tasks in ILS research

In practice: Designs, challenges, and benefits

Overview


The canonical techniques

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

The “canonical” techniques


Role construct repertory test

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

Designed to elicit constructs and contrasts about people (and self)

Multiple variations:

  • Minimum Context Form w/ Role Title Sheet

  • Minimum Context Card Form

  • Sequential Form

  • Full Context Form

  • Repertory grid

    Kelly, G. A. 1955. Theory and personality. Vol.1 of The psychology of personal constructs. New York: W. W. Norton.

Role Construct Repertory Test


Beautiful research using the minimum context card form

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

Spradley, J. P. 1970. You owe yourself a drunk: An ethnography of urban nomads. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.

“Beautiful research” using the minimum context card form


Vignettes of sorting tasks in ils research

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

Vignettes of sorting tasks in ILS research


The rep test and other sorting tasks in ils research

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

Kwasnik, B. H. 1991. The importance of document factors that are not document attributes in the organization of personal documents. Journal of Documentation 47 (4): 389-98.


The rep test and other sorting tasks in ils research

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

Carlyle, A. 2001. Developing organized information displays for voluminous works: A study of user clustering behaviors. Information Processing & Management 37 (5): 677-99.


The rep test and other sorting tasks in ils research

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

Tennis, J. T. 2003. Data collection for controlled vocabulary interoperability—Dublin Core audience element. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (December/January): 20-3. http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Dec-02/tennis.html.


The rep test and other sorting tasks in ils research

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

McKnight, C. 2000. The personal construction of information space. Journal of the American Society for Information Science 51 (8): 730-3.


The rep test and other sorting tasks in ils research

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

“…the Role Repertory Grid Procedure and the thematic analysis employed in this research to analyze responses seemed a valuable way to identify the entire spectrum of possible responses” (p. 202)

Potthoff, J. K., Weis, D. L., Montanelli, D. S., and Murbach, M. M. 2000.  An evaluation of patron perceptions of library space using the role repertory grid procedure. College & Research Libraries 61 (3): 191-203.


The rep test and other sorting tasks in ils research

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

Crudge, S. E., and Johnson, C. 2004. Using the information seerker to elicit construct models for search engine evaluation. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 55 (9): 794-806.


In practice designs benefits and challenges

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

In practice: Designs, benefits, and challenges

Edwards, P. M. Forthcoming. Mapping scholars’ decision processes and factors that influence how they publish and distribute their work. PhD diss., University of Washington.


Research design

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

  • Guiding question:

    • How do scholars make decisions about where they publish or how they distribute their work?

  • Method:

    • Collected CVs from participants

    • Critical incident/decision interview

    • Full context form of the Rep Test

Research Design


Results from multiple approaches

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

Results from multiple approaches

Investigator-selected items

Participant-suggested items

Red items were volunteered for discussion by the participant during the direct interview.

Black items were discussed by the participant only during the full context rep test.

*A:GFH, CE, NJ, OH, and B03. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (2008).

*B:TLT, LJ, B03, OJ, NY, HD, A-QM, and TUT. ISME J (2008).

*C:OH, GFH, and B03. Plant Signaling & Behavior (2006). [Version available at a co-author’s website]

*D:OH, GFH, and B03. Plant Signaling & Behavior (2006).

*E:GFD, TU, UO, LX, HD, and B03. Trends in Plant Science (2006).

*F:TU, PTU, TGE, and B03. Plant Signaling & Behavior (2006).

*G:TU, TGE, and B03. Planta (2005).

*H:UU, NU, and B03. J. Exptl. Bot. (2005).

I:TU, TGE, and B03. In [edited volume], , edited by HD, TO, and FX. (2006).

J:GFD, TU, UO, HD, and B03. Trends in Plant Science (2007).

K:OU, OO, XU, GD, and B03. Plant Science Bulletin (2008).

L:B03. Plant Cell Environ (1999).

M:LVOG, ERM, and B03. Plant Physiol. (1991). [Version available at PubMed Central]

*01: MCU, and B03. Plant Cell and Environment. (2004).

*02: UU, NU, and B03. Functional Plant Biology. (2003).

*03: OH, NCJ, CGE, PTU, GFH, and B03. Planta. (2003).

*04: unpublished pt 2 to B03_A

*05: B03, TGE, and OY. Planta (1990). [pt. 2]

*06: B03, and TGE. Planta. (1990). [pt. 1]

*07: B03, and TGE. Planta (1977).

*08: B03, and TGE. Planta. (1980).

*09: LV, YET, ELE, PM, LGJ, and B03. Plant Physiology. (1981).

*10: ROP, B03, and TGE. Plant Physiology. (1988).

*11: DU, OU, and B03. Journal of Experimental Botany. (1989).

*12: LT, B03, and VOJ. Tree Physiology. (1990).

*13: RCN, B03, and TGE. Plant Physiology. (1990).

*14: LVOG, ERM, and B03. Plant Physiology. (1991).


Challenges

[Presented on January 22, 2009 at the ALISE Annual Conference, Denver, CO]

Moving beyond the “superficial” constructs and contrasts

Understanding or eliciting elements needed for the most effective/illuminating sorting process

Challenges


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The Rep Test and Other Sorting Tasks in ILS Research

Phillip M. Edwards and Amy VanScoy

{phillip.m.edwards, [email protected]

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School of Information and Library Science

CB #3360, 100 Manning Hall

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360

Slides will be available via: http://www.unc.edu/home/pmedward/


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