Upcoming: Information Literacy Group workshop on phenomenographic research, Sheffield, 13 June 2017

The Information Literacy Group is pleased to announce a forthcoming workshop called “Improving Library and Information Services: Phenomenographically”.

Location: University of Sheffield Information School
Date: Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Time: 10:30 – 16:15 BST
Cost: Free for CILIP ILG members, £60 for non-members.
Registration: Please register via Eventbrite

Description:

Join Sheila Webber, Bill Johnston, Eva Hornung, Lauren Smith and Emily Wheeler as they explore phenomenography as a research approach and identify how it can be useful to you and your organisation when planning for future service development, redesign or developing partnerships. There will be opportunity to exchange experience, learn about the approach and gain confidence in applying it.

Workshop aims:

·   To introduce phenomenography as a research approach and identify the type of research questions it can address

·   To provide an overview of the phenomenographic research process (forming the question, selecting the sample, collecting and analysing data, presenting results) and give you practice in carrying out data analysis

·   To enable you to exchange experience, learn about the approach and gain confidence in applying it

·   To help you identify how it could be useful for you and your organisation when planning for future service development, redesign or developing partnerships

What is phenomenography?

Phenomenography is a way of finding out about the different ways that people think about and experience something. It helps ensure you don’t make assumptions about how people feel about a service, or some other phenomenon. This includes avoiding the assumption that everyone thinks the same way! It is also often used as a prelude to teaching. For example, if you understand more about how learners (and their educators) conceive of information literacy, copyright, or data management, it will help you design more effective learning. Phenomenographic data is usually collected via interview, and the interview process itself can also help engage the interest of users.

Who should attend:

Anyone interested in carrying out phenomenographic research in a library and information context. This workshop is aimed at those who have little or no experience of doing phenomenography.

This course supports the following elements of CILIP’s Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB):

2. Knowledge and Information Management: 2.4 Knowledge synthesis and information integration

3. Using and Exploiting Knowledge and Information: 3.6 Information analysis

4. Research Skills: 4.2 Evaluative Research

Further information: Please contact ilgrouptraining@gmail.com

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