Seeing the Big Picture: Using Images to Understand Students’ Approaches to the Research Process
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)
Images can provide a valuable method of understanding user behavior. This presentation describes a project at the University of Nevada, Reno, where librarians asked students from different majors and levels to draw their processes of executing research assignments. Librarians used this visual data in combination with written responses and oral interviews to arrive at a more thorough understanding of the student research process. The results and implications of this assessment will be discussed. In addition, this presentation will cover ways that different types of images can be used in assessment projects, tips for coding and interpreting images, and other concerns that often arise with the use of visual materials.
About the Presenters:
Ann Medaille is Director of Research Services and the Library Liaison Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. She holds an M.L.S. in library science from the University of North Texas and an M.A. in theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Molly Beisler is Director of Research Services and the Liaison Librarian Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. She holds an M.L.S. from the University of North Texas and an M.A. in theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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