Real World Research

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by jnxyz

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by jnxyz

Objectives

After participating in this breakout session, participants will be able to:

  • use mobile devices to DO research,
  • discuss classroom research activities, and
  • list applications to help with conducting observations, interviews, and collecting surveys.

Activities

1. Take survey: http://bit.ly/4c14mobilesurvey

3. Secondary Research

Remember an increasing number of your students are using their mobile devices as their primary access to the internet. Work with your librarians to make sure the library’s digital resources, especially databases, are mobile friendly. An increasing number of higher education libraries are developing mobile applications.

4. Textual Analysis

5. Primary Research Activities

  1. Complete either the Interview or Observation activity.
  2. Discuss experiences
  3. Discuss processes
  4. Discuss Issues
    • Human Subjects/IRB
    • Collecting, Managing, Analyzing

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