Assessment in Focus: Analyzing Data from Interviews and Focus Groups

Speaker Mariana Regalado, Maura Smale, & Frans Albarillo
Mariana Regalado is associate professor and head of reference at the Brooklyn College Library. As such, she assists students to become smart, curious, and confident information seekers. Her areas of interest include information literacy, student research habits, research skills, European anthropology, and carnival. Her academic background includes both an MA ...

Mariana Regalado is associate professor and head of reference at the Brooklyn College Library. As such, she assists students to become smart, curious, and confident information seekers. Her areas of interest include information literacy, student research habits, research skills, European anthropology, and carnival. Her academic background includes both an MA in anthropology and an MLS, which are brought together in her current research with Maura Smale: a multi-year, multi-campus study of the daily experience of undergraduates as students at the City University of New York.

Maura A. Smale is associate professor and Chief Librarian at New York City College of Technology. Her library background is in information literacy and instruction, and she has a PhD in anthropology as well as an MLIS. With Mariana Regalado she is engaged in an ethnographic study of the scholarly habits and academic culture of undergraduates at the City University of New York. Her other research interests include game-based learning, open access publishing and scholarly communications, and critical information literacy.

Frans Albarillo is assistant professor and a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Brooklyn College Library. He is the subject specialist for Business, Sociology, and Linguistics. Frans holds an MLS in Library Science and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. In 2014 Frans participated in the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (http://irdlonline.org/), an IMLS grant funded institute that trains librarians how to design research studies. His current research interests includes research methods, social science librarianship, and immigrant students.

Full Description

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of preliminary analysis and synthesis of qualitative data collected from interviews and focus groups. Basics and best practices of data analysis will be reviewed. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and practice transcription, ways to code, and using sample data.

This workshop requires no prior knowledge or experience, and is ideal for beginners learning how to work with qualitative interview and focus group data in the context of library work.

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • Understand the strengths and challenges of qualitative data analysis
  • Learn and apply basic techniques for transcribing and the coding of text, audio, and visual data collected from interviews and focus groups
  • Become familiar with various approaches to qualitative data analysis, including analyzing sample data and  qualitative analysis software

 

IMPORTANT: To register, follow the link to the right and select the appropriate pricing option. You will then submit your personal information. On the following information summary page, click on the REGISTER button at the bottom of the screen in order to complete your registration. All registrants will receive an automated confirmation email.

This event is co-sponsored by METRO and the Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter.

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When?

Thu, Apr. 23, 2015
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003