In this keynote presentation, Ixchel M. Faniel discusses findings from several studies examining archaeological data practices and needs and the implications for successful data sharing and reuse.
Keynote recording available from SEADDA.
File: pptx, 28.8MB Topics: User Research, Research Data Management
Archaeological excavations are comprised of interdisciplinary teams that create, manage, and share data as they unearth and analyze material culture. These team-based settings are ripe for collective curation, particularly among the excavation teams responsible for unearthing the materials and the specialists responsible for analysing them. Yet, findings from a study of four excavation sites show specialist data tend to remain unlinked and decontextualized from excavation data. This presentation highlights findings from the study, opportunities identified for collective curation, and responses from the four excavation projects.
File: PPTX, 29.3MB Topics: Research Data Management, User Research
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
Bethesda, MD, USA
When researchers are deciding whether to reuse data, they need information about data’s context of production from a variety of sources such that data’s quality can be evaluated. This panel presentation compares the different types of context, sources, and data quality attributes quantitative social scientists, zoologists, and archaeologists mentioned needing during interviews and observations about their data reuse.
File: PPTX, 6.1MB Topics: Research Data Management, User Research
Washington, DC (USA)
Match user expectations of discovery and access.
File: video, 24 minutes Topics: User Research
Cleveland, OH (USA)
Learn how students from high school to grad school evaluate the citability and credibility of online resources. Discover the variety of uses students consider when selecting resources and consider new strategies for addressing student needs.
File: pdf, 1.9MB Topics: User Research
Ixchel M. Faniel explores the contours of the evolving scholarly record, including stakeholders, stewardship, conscious coordination, and the "inside out library."
File: pptx, 21.8MB Topics: Evolving Scholarly Record, Research Data Management, Research Information Management, User Research
Lynn Silipigni Connaway reviews different forms of qualitative research and mixed research methods using examples from recent research projects.
File: pptx, 27.5MB Topics: Research Methods, User Research
This presentation provides a deep delve into information behavior research methods, qualitative research, and ethnographic data collection tools and methods.
File: pptx, 9.5MB Topics: Research Methods, User Research
Lewis Center, OH (USA)
Brannon introduces coding, covers things to take into consideration when creating a codebook, and provides real world examples of codebooks in action.
File: pptx, 6.6MB Topics: User Research