|UGLi - Meetings - 2002 Midwinter Minutes|
UGLi Meeting MinutesNew Orleans Midwinter Conference, January, 21 2002
Submitted by Linda TerHaar, 6-13-02
Survey Discussion Notes
Indiana is participating in LibQual and that needs to go through the approval process for research involving human subjects. Were we contemplating something that formal? Even if we did something less formalized than LibQual, we would almost certainly need to go through the human subjects review and approval process.
Jill would like to see us do something coordinated. Washington will be gathering data from users in some way. Jill suggested we seek professional assistance to set up our survey instrument and would be happy to be involved work on a group survey.
Some institutions have used focus groups. How to attract students? Options include cash payment, recruiting through student groups or student government, use of a student advisory group (a la Columbia). Attracting students would vary from campus to campus. Faculty constitute another group we might want data from. Faculty members are sometimes easier to recruit for surveys or focus groups.
What questions would we want to ask students for either focus group or survey? We need to be clear what purpose our research will serve. To get data about library as place and services need in that place ask:
What questions would we want to ask faculty for either focus group or survey?
How can we make our results meaningful for Provosts?