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Workshop: Research in libraries: Designing a study to demonstrate effectiveness, value or impact.

[NOTE: This event booked out by 15 August 2016. Thanks for the interest shown]

The HSLG Committee, and CPD liaison Anne Madden, have arranged for renowned researcher, author, and information specialist Alison Brettle to facilitate a workshop on research and evaluation for librarians on Wednesday, 24th August 2016, 10am to 4pm.

Alison is Reader in Evidence Based Practice, University of Salford, UK. Her research interests include systematic reviews and systematic review methodology, information literacy, information skills training, the evaluation of library and information services, and effective literature searching.

Participants will work individually and in groups to design and think through the implementation of a study relevant to their work. This workshop aims to provide a user friendly, interactive introduction to research and evaluation in libraries, with a focus on demonstrating our effectiveness, value or impact.

Agenda for the day:

  1. Research, evaluation and impact
  2. Designing a study
  1. Questions, aims and objectives
  2. Quantitative v qualitative approaches
  3. Designing a survey
  4. Ethical issues
  1. Doing a study
    1. Planning your sample
    2. Collecting and analysing data
    3. Doing it routinely
  1. Ideas for disseminating your work
  2.  Q&A (about EBLIP, research or impact)

The workshop will take place in the Health Research Board, 67-72 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2.

The cost is €60 for LAI members, €70 for non-LAI members, and €25 for students/unwaged (which includes light lunch and tea/coffee).

We have limited availability for this event.


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