Library Research: Tips for Starting a Research Project at Your Library

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Academic and public library staff
Course Description

Research is necessary to understand cause and effect relationships, the best strategies for working with communities, how to teach, and so much of life. Research makes sense of things that are opaque. All research projects start with curiosity and a clear question. In this course, you will be introduced to various research methods. The instructor will then walk through how to select the best research method for your question(s). You will leave the course with ideas for how to start a research project at your library.

Learning Objectives
  • Attendees will write research questions.
  • Attendees will discover different research methods.
  • Attendees will align research questions with research methods.


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Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Lauren Hays -
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