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  1. Module 1: What is 'Research'? Role of Research in Professional Practice 5 items
    1. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - Thomas S. Kuhn 1996

      Book Supplementary This seminal work considers how research scientific paradigms form, shift, and are supplanted, and how research is, despite aiming at truth, an inherently social enterprise.

  2. Module 2: Identifying Research Topics; Reviewing Literature 9 items
    1. Tag-based retrieval of images through different interfaces: a user study - Judit Bar-Ilan ; Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet ; Yitzchak Miller ; Snunith Shoham 2012

      Article Supplementary

  3. Module 3: Planning a Research Project; Using Theory in Research 11 items
    1. Transitions in workplace information practices and culture - Anita Nordsteien, Katriina Byström 2018

      Article Recommended

    2. An exploratory study of online forums as a collaborative learning tool - Camarero, Carmen ; Rodríguez, Javier ; José, Rebeca San 2012

      Article Supplementary

    3. Crowdsourcing for a better world - Katherine Choy, Daniel Schlagwein 2016

      Article Supplementary

  4. Module 4: Overview of Research Methodologies 16 items
    1. Action research: theory and practice, 2013 - Williamson, Kirsty

      Chapter Recommended

    2. Insight from social media use by memory institutions in New Zealand - Chern Li Liew, Gillian Oliver, Morgan Watkins 2018

      Article Supplementary

    3. Enabled Backchannel: Conference Twitter Use by Digital Humanists - Ross, C. ; Terras, M. ; Warwick, C. ; Welsh, A. 2011

      Article Supplementary

    4. Student perceptions of the information professions and their master's program in information studies - Cherry, Joan M. ; Duff, Wendy M. ; Singh, Nalini ; Freund, Luanne 2011

      Article Supplementary

    5. Mixed methods 7 items
      1. Chapter 12: Mixed-Methods Research

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Current social media uses and evaluations in American museums - Fletcher, Adrienne ; Lee, Moon J. 2012

        Article Supplementary

      3. Archivists' views of user-based evaluation: Benefits, barriers, and requirements - Duff, Wendy M. ; Dryden, Jean ; Limkilde, Carrie ; Cherry, Joan ; Bogomazova, Ellie 2008

        Article Supplementary

      4. Combining the Power of Stories and the Power of Numbers: Mixed Methods Research and Mixed Studies Reviews - Pierre Pluye, Quan Nha Hong 18/03/2014

        Article Supplementary Defines mixed methods research and gives example research designs. Though the examples are from medical research, the structure of the mixed methods designs is still useful.

  5. Module 5 : Quantitative Research 12 items
    1. Chapter 6: Descriptive Research

      Chapter Required

    2. Investigation into the existence of the indexer effect in key phrase extraction - Jung Eun Hahm, Su Yeon Kim, Meen Chul Kim, Min Song 2013

      Article Supplementary

    3. Let’s get personal: the little nudge that improves document retrieval in the Cloud - Ofer Bergman, Steve Whittaker, Yaron Frishman 06/03/2019

      Article Supplementary

    4. The effect of demoting near-duplicate pictures - Ofer Bergman, Simon Tucker, Somaya Dahamshy 2018

      Article Supplementary ~2 pages

    5. The Scale and Structure of Personal File Collections - Jesse David Dinneen, Charles-Antoine Julien, Ilja Frissen 2019

      Article Supplementary

  6. Module 6: Quantitative Analysis 14 items
    1. Preparation and analysis of data, 2010

      Chapter Recommended

    2. Investigation into the existence of the indexer effect in key phrase extraction - Jung Eun Hahm, Su Yeon Kim, Meen Chul Kim, Min Song 2013

      Article Supplementary

    3. Let’s get personal: the little nudge that improves document retrieval in the Cloud - Ofer Bergman, Steve Whittaker, Yaron Frishman 06/03/2019

      Article Supplementary

    4. The effect of demoting near-duplicate pictures - Ofer Bergman, Simon Tucker, Somaya Dahamshy 2018

      Article Supplementary ~2 pages

    5. The Scale and Structure of Personal File Collections - Jesse David Dinneen, Charles-Antoine Julien, Ilja Frissen 2019

      Article Supplementary

  7. Module 7: Qualitative Research 8 items
    1. Image seeking in multilingual environments: A study of the user experience - Vassilakaki, Evgenia ; Johnson, Frances ; Hartley, Frances 2012

      Article Supplementary

  8. Module 8: Qualitative Analysis 8 items
    1. Image seeking in multilingual environments: A study of the user experience - Vassilakaki, Evgenia ; Johnson, Frances ; Hartley, Frances 2012

      Article Supplementary

  9. Module 9: Desk research 21 items
    1. Content analysis 6 items
      1. Public Libraries in the Knowledge Society: Core Services of Libraries in Informational World Cities - Agnes Mainka, Sarah Hartmann, Lisa Orszullok, Isabella Peters 01/2013

        Article Supplementary Uses content analysis (of Web pages) to examine the core services offered by city libraries in 'informational cities' (those that exemplify life in the information society).

      2. Scholarly Communication as a Core Competency: Prevalence, Activities, and Concepts of Scholarly Communication Librarianship as Shown Through Job Advertisements - Craig Finlay, Andrew Tsou, Cassidy Sugimoto 2015

        Article Supplementary Uses content analysis (of job advertisements) to examine perceptions (and other aspects) of scholarly communication librarianship.

      3. Sentiment analysis of online news text: a case study of appraisal theory - Christopher Soo-Guan Khoo ; Armineh Nourbakhsh ; Jin-Cheon Na 2012

        Article Supplementary

    2. Historical research 3 items
    3. Philosophical analysis 4 items
      1. New grounds for ontic trust: Information objects and LIS - Betsy Van der Veer Martens 19/04/2017

        Article Supplementary

      2. What Is Disinformation? - Don Fallis 2015

        Article Supplementary

    4. Bibliographic research, systematic literature reviews 4 items
      1. Rigorous Systematic Bibliography - Bates, Marcia J. 1976

        Article Recommended

      2. A systematic, tool-supported method for conducting literature reviews in information systems - Wasana Bandara, Suraya Miskon, Erwin Fielt 2011

        Article Supplementary Though written for our friends in Information Systems, many of the ideas driving this approach to being systematic in a literature review are relevant to reviews and bibliographies in information studies/science.

    5. Critical discourse analysis, critical theory 4 items
      1. Why is the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies Needed Today? - Andrew J Lau, Alycia Sellie, Ronald E. Day 08/02/2017

        Article Recommended

  10. Module 10: Bibliometric research 8 items
    1. Bibliometric Research: History - Dorothy H. Hertzel

      Chapter Recommended A good overview of the development of bibliometric research methods. It's long, so skim for interests.

    2. Is It Such a Big Deal? On the Cost of Journal Use in the Digital Era - Fei Shu, Philippe Mongeon, Stefanie Haustein, Kyle Siler 2018

      Article Supplementary Checks unis' references (in published research) against the journals they subscribe to, to explore if massive subscription costs are paying off.

    3. Publish or Practice? An Examination of Librarians’ Contributions to Research - S. Craig Finlay, Chaoqun Ni, Andrew Tsou, Cassidy R. Sugimoto 2013

      Article Supplementary Examines publication data to indicate the extent to which librarians are contributing new knowledge via research.

    4. A bibliometric chronicling of library and information science's first hundred years - Vincent Larivière, Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Blaise Cronin 05/2012

      Article Supplementary Performs various bibliometric analyses to form a history of the first hundred years of the existence of library and information science (as a publishing discipline).

    5. Relationships between Interlibrary Loan and Research Activity in Canada - Joanna Duy, Vincent Larivière 01/01/2014

      Article Supplementary Explores the relationship between research productivity and the use of interlibrary-loan.

    6. The Visibility of Information Science and Library Science Research in Bibliometric Mapping of the LIS Field - Fredrik Åström 04/2010

      Article Supplementary Citation analyses to understand the overlap and differences between library science, information science, and library and information science.

    7. Mapping science using Library of Congress Subject Headings - Fei Shu, Jesse David Dinneen, Banafsheh Asadi, Charles-Antoine Julien 11/2017

      Article Supplementary Here publication records and classification systems are combined to make a map of science.

    8. Vincent Larivière's works on Google Scholar

      Webpage Supplementary Browse this scholar's paper titles to get a sense of the wide range of topics bibliometric methods can be used to investigate. Other notable profiles to peruse: Cassidy Sugimoto, Stefanie Haustein, Blaise Cronin, Isabella Peters.

  11. Module 11: The research proposal and scholarly writing 11 items
    1. Writing the proposal, Punch, 2006

      Chapter Recommended

    2. Writer-Based Prose: A Cognitive Basis for Problems in Writing - Linda Flower 09/1979

      Article Recommended Discusses writer-based prose (a necessary stepping stone) and writer-based prose (the goal) and strategies for producing the latter.

    3. Data Visualization, Data Interpreters, and Storytelling. 2017

      Article Supplementary Some quick dos and don'ts for using data for reporting (i.e., to tell a story).

    4. Telling Data's Story With Graphics - Ransbotham, Sam Fall 2015

      Article Supplementary A short example of finding stories in data, and telling them with the help of data vis, in a business context.

    5. What's the Story? - Scott, Nick Jun 2015

      Article Supplementary A short piece on the general importance and impact of story telling (applies to data reporting).

    6. Visual Display of Quantitative Information - Edward R. Tufte 2001

      Book Supplementary Skim for interests -- for further reading on data visualisation practices and principles. Tufte is one of the most influential advisers of how to thoughtfully design visualisations to increase the chances the message will be received while decreasing readers' cognitive load.

    7. Why Writing Better Will Make You a Better Person - Bob Fischer, Nathan Nobis

      Webpage Supplementary Short piece in CHE on an unexpected reason why good writing is important

  12. Module 12: Ethics in Research 4 items
    1. Undoing Ethics Rethinking Practice in Online Research - Whiteman, Natasha. author. 2012

      Book Supplementary