Seminar 05F - How to Design and Conduct Good Research and Evaluation Studies in IT and Library Settings
PLEASE NOTE: Separate registration and fee is required to attend this seminar.

Tuesday, October 18 | 9:30a.m. - 5:30p.m. | Meeting Room 118A
Session Type: E11
Increasingly library and information technology leaders are being called on to carry out research or evaluation projects as a central part of their job responsibilities. Sometimes this research involves informing practice, for example, by doing evidence-based needs analysis; other times it involves seeking evidence of the impact of the use of technology. At still other times, leaders need to interpret and use the results of research and evaluation activities done by others. However, few IT professionals or librarians have the necessary skills or language to be able to do this research or evaluation. This workshop will give participants the skills they need to design good research and evaluation projects as well as develop hands-on skills in most of the major quantitative and qualitative methods they will need to conduct research projects at their own institutions.

Speakers

  • Charles Dziuban

    Director RITE, University of Central Florida
  • Flora McMartin

    Consultant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Glenda Morgan

    Research Director, Gartner Inc
  • Josh Morrill

  • Patsy Moskal

    Director, RITE, University of Central Florida
  • Alan Wolf

    Managing Director, Academic Technology, Harvard University