We asked, “If you needed library assistance with research-related-activities, how would you prefer to receive it?” and offered a list of delivery methods, plus the list of research-related activities from question 3.
Results showed that the same methods were preferred across the board, but that certain methods seemed to be correlated with specific research-related activities.
See below for details.
Which methods are preferred for delivery of library assistance?
|Average Number of Respondents||Percentage of total (n=573)|
at Research Desk
during class time
Outside of Class
Which stage in the research process is best addressed by each method?
|First choice||Second choice|
|Print Handout||Incorporating sources into your paper||Citing sources correctly|
|Online Guide||Citing sources correctly||Incorporating sources into your paper|
|Video tutorial||Searching within library databases||Figuring out how to get or request full text|
|Librarian instruction during class time||Figuring out which library databases to use||Evaluating sources (e.g. determining quality, validity, bias)|
|Workshop outside of class time||Citing sources correctly||Understanding the ethics of using information|
|Drop-in at Research Desk||Choosing a research topic||Narrowing a research topic|
|By appointment||Choosing a research topic||Narrowing a research topic|