Join LILRC for Library Assessment Overview: Designing a Research Study & Analyzing Data

There are a limited number of seats still available for the upcoming LILRC continuing education program:

Library Assessment Overview: Designing a Research Study & Analyzing Data
March 17th @ Farmingdale State College, 10:00 am3:00 pm

This course will be an introduction and overview of the research design process, including the components of a good research design, types of research strategies, a summary of popular research designs, data collection methods, and statistical software description.

The session includes two sets of hands-on exercises. In the first exercise, participants will run and analyze data using a hypothetical case study. In the second, participants will consider a specific research study they wish to implement, outline their research design steps, and specify their data collection methods and data analysis plan.

Who Should Attend:
This workshop will benefit anyone interested in beginning a research study at their organization. No prior knowledge of research design is necessary.

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the components of the research design process
  • Choose a suitable research design for their study
  • Assess and choose suitable data collection methods for their study
  • Choose suitable methods to analyze their data
  • Determine how to utilize  their results to improve their organization

Presented by:
Ian Beckford and Neera Mohess

Ian Beckford, Ed.D. has over twenty years of experience in assessment and evaluation research. He is presently the Learning Outcomes Assessment Manager at Queensborough Community College where he works with faculty and staff on student learning outcome issues. His past research involved conducting quantitative and qualitative research in the areas of urban school reform, distance learning, graduate school training, and child development.

Neera Mohess is an Associate Professor and Information Literacy and Interlibrary Loan librarian at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York. She holds an M.L.S. from Queens College, an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Baruch College and a B.A. in Political Science from Hunter College.

This workshop is limited to 28 participants and no more than 2 participants per institution.  Registration fee includes morning refreshments and lunch.


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