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Information Systems & Knowledge Structures

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Presentation by Virginia Tucker, MLS, PhD.

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Information Systems & Knowledge Structures

  1. 1. Research Overview VirginiaTucker,MLS,PhD InformationSystems&KnowledgeStructures • Research themes • Current research projects • Involving students in research
  2. 2. Researchtheme: Designasprofessionalpractice  Professional search and research  Taxonomy design  User information experience photo: Leanne Burden Seidel (14 Oct 2015) bostonglobe.com2
  3. 3. Designasprofessionalpractice  Professional search and research • Curriculum design • Search interface design  Taxonomy design  User information experience Tucker, V.M. et al. (2014). Learning portals: Analyzing threshold concept theory for LIS education. Journal of Education for Library & Information Science, 55(2), 150-165. 3
  4. 4. Novice-Experttransitionalspace: Theory&method • Integrated model of search expertise  Four threshold concepts:  Information structures, environment, vocabularies, and  Concept fusion  Praxes and traits • Implications for understanding expertise and for other domains in higher education Tucker, V.M. (2016). Learning experiences and the liminality of expertise. In R.Land, H.F Meyer, & M.T. Flanagan (Eds.), Threshold Concepts in Practice, pp. 93-106. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. Tucker, V.M., Bruce, C., & Edwards, S.L. (2016, in press). Using grounded theory to discover threshold concepts in transformative learning experiences. In M. Tight & J. Huisman (Eds.), Theory & Method in Higher Education, vol. 4. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing. 4
  5. 5. Novice-Experttransitionalspace: Designimplications  Designing curriculum  Designing search products  Designing knowledge structures 5 Tucker, V. M. (2016, upcoming). Curriculum on the edge: Designing for liminality in learning experiences. 6th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, June 15-17, 2016.
  6. 6. Designasprofessionalpractice  Professional search and research  Taxonomy design • Validation methodology • Assessment factors • Best practices  User information experience Tucker, V.M., Dale, J., Egge, V., & Fullman, E. Taxonomy best practices: Validation methodologies and assessment. [in progress] 6
  7. 7. Designasprofessionalpractice  Professional search and research  Taxonomy design  User information experience: Construct of information experience: how people engage with and experience information • Net Lenses Model: how students experience Web • Affective component of ISP Model: experimental study (Nilo Sarraf) • Student-researcher’s information experience (Lettie Conrad) Tucker, V.M. (2014). The expert searcher's experience of information. In I.Stoodley et al. (Eds.), Information Experience: Approaches to Theory & Practice, (pp. 239-255). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing. 7

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