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Improving Library and Information Services: Phenomenographically! 13th June



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.


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 usally collected via interview, and the interview process itself can also help engage the interest of users.

Workshop details

Location: University of Sheffield Information School

Date: Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Timings: 10:30 – 16:15 BST

Cost: Free for CILIP ILG members, £60 for non-members.

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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.

Who should attend

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

This course supports the following elements of CILIPs 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


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