Guru- Research & Evaluation Methods

Guru Skills

Individuals at the Guru Level have the following skills:

  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Data management
  • Ethics
  • Measurement techniques
  • Report writing and oral communication
  • Sampling methods

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Data analysis and interpretation

Data driven libraries

Library Journal: Data Driven Libraries

This series of three, one-hour webcasts looks at some illustrative cases of how data-driven decisions can help libraries prove their value, better manage collections, and devise new services.

Introduction to Quantitative Software

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research: Introduction to Quantitative Software

This module explores the use of statistical software programs in analyzing quantitative data.

Data management

Write a Data Management Plan

MIT Libraries:Write a Data Management Plan

This website describes the importance of having a data management plan and the steps needed to write a plan for any data collected during the research process.

Data Management Workshops

MIT Libraries: Data Management Workshops

This website has slides and workshops available to knowledge and information about data management

Ethics

Protection of Human Subjects

Protection of Human Subjects

Short tutorial videos, from the National Institutes of Health on protecting human subjects for both research and/or evaluation.

Measurement techniques

Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching: Quantitative Scales of Measurement

Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching: Quantitative Scales of Measurement

This module discusses the basics of measurement and scales of measurement commonly used in quantitative research.

Report writing and oral communication

Developing an Effective Evaluation Report: Setting the Course for Effective Program Evaluation

Center for Disease Control: Developing an Effective Evaluation Report: Setting the Course for Effective Program Evaluation

This book outlines the steps to effectively write final reports on program evaluation methods in the social sciences.

Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science: Evaluating Reports of Research

University of Texas at Austin School of Information Science: Introduction to Research in Library Information Science: -Evaluating Reports of Research

This webpage outlines the various sections that should be included in any research and evaluation methods written report.

Sampling methods

Sampling Methods for Quantitative research

Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching: Sampling Methods for Quantitative Research

This module explores the use of sampling methods used in quantatitive research.

Statistics: Power from Data

Statistics Canada: Power from Data

This webpage defines sampling, the various methods and how to apply it to social science research. It also provides the user with exercises to ensure there is a clear understanding at the end.