Measuring a phenomenon requires attention to reliability and validity. I used John Creswell’s Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (2nd Edition) as a valuable guide to the process. Creswell noted the need for validating qualitative research and describes several primary strategies of doing so, including triangulation, member-checking, use of rich, thick description, clarification of the bias of the researcher, presentation of negative or discrepant information, peer debriefing, use of an external auditor, and prolonged time in the field of study (p. 196). For my study, I chose to clarify my own biases, detail my prolonged participation in the […]
LeAnn Suchy, Reference & Information Literacy Librarian at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University Clemens Library in St. Joseph, Minnesota writes: I was one of the people attending your speech at the MN Library 2.0 Summit in Roseville on the 14th of this month. I mentioned information about PBwiki and you asked me to write you a little blurb about it for your blog, so here is the information I know: PBwiki, an easy-to-use, free wiki program, wants to make presenting information about wikis even easier. If you’re giving a presentation about how to use PBwiki or wikis in […]
Librarians in Smocks – Shush 2.0 Originally uploaded by CCL Staff Those smocks! checkout the fun some New Zealand librarians are having with Flickr showing off the smocks used in the 70s to protect clothes from dust. http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=nzlibfashion&m=text Thanks to Brenda Chawner for the link.