OCLC Research presents a novel user research methodology that combines log analysis with semi-structured interviews to determine how library users navigate the path from discovery to access. Indications are, “The methodology used for this study also could be extended beyond discovery systems. Other computerized activities that leave digital traces could be studied using interview protocols based on log analysis.”
File: pptx, 8.6MB Topics: User Research, Research Methods
Researchers share the prevalence of survey research, review qualitative and mixed-method studies, and provide real-world examples with Worldcat Discovery search log analysis.
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Lynn Silipigni Connaway details research methods and techniques used in library and information science, the most popular research methods used in LIS, what we’ve learned from mixed methods research, and why teaching research methods is important. This was a keynote presentation at IFLA 2019.
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Two of the investigators of the “Researching Students’ Information Choices” project provide an in-depth update on this project that examines and compares the judgments and perceptions of students as they select resources for science-related school inquiry projects.
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Washington, DC (USA)
This update from the project Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC) includes research and information concepts, methods, and the idea of “container collapse,” which describes the obscuring of information sources from the print containers that once provided visual context and cues to help individuals identify the documents’ origins.
File: ppt, 67MB Topics: Information Literacy, Research Methods
Mexico City (Mexico)
In this keynote presentation, Silipigni Connaway delves into data collection methods, information behavior research methods, making a case for qualitative research methods and providing examples in recent research of how this has been implemented.
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Mexico City (Mexico)
In this workshop, participants learned about qualitative research data collection methods and tools, focusing on interviews, structured observations, usability testing, and ethnographic research. Participants also went through a few exercises to put the knowledge into action.
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This presentation explains the concepts and framework of digital visitors and residents and the project of mapping individuals on a spectrum of visitor vs. resident for personal and individual use. Examples from the University of Adelaide are featured as well.
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Lynn Silipigni Connaway makes a case for how the library can support institutional research data management, recent OCLC Research work in this area, as well as the many research methods used in this work.
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Lynn Silipigni Connaway reviews different forms of qualitative research and mixed research methods using examples from recent research projects.
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