Sunday, 20 April 2014

iSchool CILR virtual event: Talking about our research methods; 23 April

What: Talking about our research methods: three brief presentations about what research approach is being used in a project, and why, with discussion.
When: 23 April 2014 at 12 noon SL time (8pm UK time, see for times elsewhere)
Where: Infolit iSchool (the iSchool's SL island), in the virtual world, Second Life (you need a SL avatar and the software on your computer, to participate)

Talking about our research methods
Sheila Webber (Information School, Sheffield University, Director of the Centre for Information Literacy Research; Sheila Yoshikawa inside Second Life (pictured, above), Marshall Dozier (Edinburgh University Library; Pancha Enzyme intside Second Life) and Ridvan Ata (PhD student in Sheffield University's Education School and Information School; Ridvan Atolia inside SL) will each briefly explain what research approach they have, or intend to, use in a research project and why they are using it. We hope for plenty of questions and discussion!
Marshall Dozier will talk about her plans to use constructivist grounded theory in a study of a multidisciplinary group’s research-related information practices.
Ridvan Ata will talk about using a case study approach with ethnographic texture to investigate approaches to teaching in Second Life (doctoral work which he has almost completed)
Sheila Webber will talk about her planned use of autoethnography to explore her experience of Second Life ... and her search for a research question!

A Sheffield iSchool Centre for Information Literacy Research event

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