Outcome 6: Research

“Evaluate, critique, and discuss new research in the field; assess library or information problems and identify an appropriate research method.”

  • Course: LI810XS, Research in Library and Information Science
  • Takeaway: 
    • importance of research in library and information science
    • ethical issues involved in conducting research
    • stages of the research process
    • characteristics of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods
    • different methods of analyzing, critiquing and evaluating information science literature
    • for more…
  • Skills cultivated:
    • literature reviews
    • journal evaluation
    • practical research methods
    • citation management
    • bibliometric analysis
    • effective collaboration
  • PaperThe Effects of the Internet and Open Access on the Usage of Grey Literature, A Review of the Literature
    • “Accessibility of grey literature has increased with the advent of open access and the Internet, but its usage has remained relatively flat. The literature shows that it is important for digital repositories to be consistent for academics to see them as a valid resource. The lack of organization throughout grey literature collections creates problems within the academic community, due to collocation issues.”

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