101- Research & Evaluation Methods

101 Skills

Individuals at the 101 Level have the following skills:

  • Familiarity with terminology and tools
  • Reading basic graphs and charts
  • Understanding research design
  • Understanding qualitative and quantitative research methods and data collection
  • Understanding research and evaluation methods

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Familiarity with terminology and tools

Librarian and Researcher Knowledge Space (LARKS)

American Library Association: Librarian and Researcher Knowledge Space (LARKS)

Resources on research methods for librarians, LIS students and anyone new to reserch in information science. This resource includes definitions, tools and articles to get started.

Web Center for Social Research Methods

Web Center for Social Research Methods

This webpage introduces the user to research terminology and methods involved in conducting social science research.

Reading basic graphs and charts

Reading Bar Graphs

Khan Academy: Reading Basic Bar Graphs

This Khan Academy video lesson consists of five videos that walks the user through reading different types graphs.

Beginning Algebra: Reading Graphs

Virtual Math Lab: Basic Algebra: Reading Graphs

This website introduces users to reading and interpreting data in charts and graphs

Understanding research design

Quantitate Data Analysis

United States General Accounting Office: Quantitative Data Analysis: An Introduction

Government report on quantitive data analysis that will help organizations to perform and express evaluation results in statistical form.

Understanding qualitative and quantitative research methods and data collection

Qualitative Research Methods

USC Libraries Research Guides: Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper: Qualitative Methods

This Libguide gives an overview of qualitative research methods.

Qualtative Research Methods: A Data Collectors Field Guide

FHI 360: Qualitative Research Methods: A Data Collectors Field Guide

This book is an overview and guide to help staff skills in data collection and management for qualitative research methods.

Quantitative Methods

Understanding research and evaluation methods

Coursera Course on Understanding Research Methods

Coursera Course on Understanding Research Methods

This course covers the fundamentals of research design, measurement, sampling and ethics.