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Quality in qualitative research

Roller, Margaret R., and Paul J. Lavrakas. 2015. Applied Qualitative Research Design: A total quality framework approach. New York: Guilford Press. If you’re interested in making sure that your qualitative research is trustworthy, and that your methods section doesn’t include … Continue reading

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Research networks and churn

An exciting new article I read today aligns with some thoughts I’ve had about the development of academic research networks. The article (cited below) looks carefully at the addition and loss of people in individual research networks, a process called … Continue reading

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Beneficence in research

I’ve joined our university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) as an alternate member and received a copy of a member handbook to read to prepare myself. (1) I enjoyed reading through the handbook to get a refresher on the history of an … Continue reading

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Rolling with the punches while doing research

I recently picked up Allison‘s journal article because I was excited to read about the completed research project of one of the IRDL Scholars. Her project used the mechanism of vignettes to solicit feedback from library patrons about the words … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Personal Networks of Novice Librarian Researchers

Have you ever written something you’re really excited about? That was my mood while writing our latest article, “The evolution of the personal networks of novice librarian researchers.” Why so excited, you ask? It’s the first time in our field … Continue reading

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The editor of the Journal of Academic Librarianship says “we can’t do research”

In a confusing turn of events, there’s an editorial scheduled for the next issue (pre-print is available now) of a well-known library journal, the Journal of Academic Librarianship, about why practicing librarians can’t do research. It’s confusing because it leads … Continue reading

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