Library statistics is often incomplete without an understanding of a story behind the numbers. Such stories can be told with qualitative data that describes people, contexts and interactions without directly measuring them. Qualitative data can offer rich accounts of library performance and patron needs, and can come from a variety of sources ranging from social media to observations and interviews.
The workshop will introduce participants to the qualitative data analysis techniques and will guide them through the practice of coding textual and visual data.
- At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to
- Identify appropriate qualitative research solutions to address their assessment and research needs
- Learn key steps in analyzing and presenting qualitative data
- Understand the strength and weaknesses of qualitative research
This workshop is intended for professionals and students who are interested in learning how to collect, analyze and present qualitative data, and further develop their research and assessment skills.
Fees for this workshop are $30 for METRO, myMETRO, and ESLN members and $60 for non-members.
Take this workshop as a pair with The Interview as a An Assessment and Research Tool! If you register for both, enter code METRO0616 for 50% off this workshop. This discount is available to METRO, myMETRO, and ESLN members only.
Irene Lopatovska is an Associate Professor at Pratt Institute School of Information. Her research interests include human information behavior and affective computing. She teaches research and management courses. More information about Irene can be found at: https://irenelopatovska.wordpress.com/