“The How and Why of Research: What Is the Rock in Your Shoe?” Part 2: “From Curiosity to Concept: Developing a Research Plan from Everyday Library Issues”. June 13, 2012. Steven A. Knowlton, M.L.I.S. Introduction. Your host: Steve Knowlton
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“The How and Why of Research: What Is the Rock in Your Shoe?”Part 2: “From Curiosity to Concept: Developing a Research Plan from Everyday Library Issues”
June 13, 2012
Steven A. Knowlton, M.L.I.S.
a. Determine needs
b. Examine situation
c. Try something new
d. Assess if it works
a. Define the Question
b. Develop Hypothesis
c. Gather Data
d. Assess Hypothesis
Sue Conger, Process Mapping and Management. New York: Business Expert Press, 2011.
Ronald Powell, Basic Research Methods for Librarians. Greenwich, Conn.: Ablex, 1999.
Validity: do your measurements really tell you what you think they do?
Reliability: will the test return the same results if performed again on the same data?
Help determine appropriate sample size
Tomorrow’s webinar: how to write up your research
Ronald Powell & Lynn SilipigniConnaway, Basic Research Methods for Librarians (Libraries Unlimited, 2010)
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