This morning I gave a talk at the University of Michigan’s Hatcher Graduate Library about data collection methods in professional library settings, as part of the library’s Emergent Research Conversation Series. It seemed pretty well-received (highest attendance ever for this series!), and I definitely had fun talking about these things with those who attended.
The slides and handout will be posted at the library website shortly, along with [shudder] a video recording of the actual talk. But I figured it couldn’t hurt to also post them here. In addition to the SlideShare version below, here are PDF versions of the slides and the handout that went along with them. The handout is essentially a bibliography, which recommends several general methodology texts and also provides citations to articles using each of the different data collection methods discussed in LIS settings (mostly as recommended in Wildemuth 2009).