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Lilly conference 2010

  1. 1. Creating the Effective Library Research Assignment Mark A. Vargas, Library Director David Kohut, Associate Librarian Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching
  2. 2. Our Perspective
  3. 3. Session Purpose
  4. 4. What is the Research Problem?
  5. 5. Causes of the Research Problem
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  10. 10. Suggestions to improve the assignments
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  12. 12. What is the Problem?
  13. 13. What is the Problem?
  14. 14. What is the Problem?
  15. 15. What is the Problem?
  16. 16. What is the Problem?
  17. 17. Education Example… <ul><li>In this assignment you will learn how to use real data to help resolve a specific classroom management problem </li></ul><ul><li>Find four scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles, published since 2005, that contain: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A poll for school administrators and teachers to assess student experiences with cyberbullying </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of school responses to incident </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Peer Mediation model to resolve conflicts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Compare the polling, responses, and use of the PM model </li></ul>
  18. 18. Nursing Example… <ul><ul><li>The purpose of this assignment is for you to find a diabetes management plan for children 6-12 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use WorldCat Local or CINAHL </li></ul><ul><li>Must include a double blind peer reviewed case study </li></ul><ul><li>Published since January 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>HTML or PDF full text </li></ul><ul><li>Provide persistent link or Document Object Identifier (DOI) </li></ul>
  19. 19. English Example… <ul><li>The purpose of this assignment is to take a position on an argument raised in one of the assigned readings (primary source). </li></ul><ul><li>Use WorldCat Local or Discovery Service. </li></ul><ul><li>Find five academic secondary sources (either books or articles) that support your position. Articles must be peer-reviewed. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Business Example… <ul><li>This assignment will teach you how to find and organization comparative financial data. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Mergent database to find four suppliers on four continents with a primary NAICS code of 336330 </li></ul><ul><li>Organize their 4th quarter retained earnings from 2006-2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardize results in euros </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scale in thousands of euros </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Export the list to an excel spreadsheet </li></ul>
  21. 21. Summary

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