Date and Time
25th Jun 2014 09:30 –– 26th Jun 2014 17:10
University of Strathclyde

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science welcomes postgraduate research students to the following advanced training event:


Research Methods in Information Science

25-26 June 2014

University of Strathclyde



* Enable students to develop an in-depth understanding of the philosophies of information science, contemporary issues, and challenges for research in the discipline.
* Provide students with an understanding of research processes and techniques of particular use within the discipline of information science, and to be able to apply them to their own research.
* Encourage the effective presentation of findings in accordance with the best principles of scholarship

Learning outcomes:

* Understand how to find, organise, analyse and evaluate documentary material.
* Appreciate the role and exploitation of datasets, including qualitative and quantitative approaches.
* Be able to place their own research within the context of other information science research and its potential implications for practitioners and the profession.
* Be able to undertake organisational research and benefit from participation in, and use of, research networks.
* Understand the range and diversity of research in information science and its wider impact both within and outwith the discipline.


Wednesday 25th June

9.30 - 13.00 Lizzy Tait (RGU), Mapping Information Science
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Hazel Hall (Napier), Organizational Research and Case Studies
17.30 - 18.30 Drinks Reception

Thursday 26th June
9.30 - 13.00 David McMenemy and Alan Poulter (Strathclyde), The Literature Review, Searching and Categorisation
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 16.00 Ian Anderson (Glasgow), Information Sources: Archives and Data Sets
16.00 - 17.00 Q&A, Wrap-up Session


Further Information

For any enquiries about the event please contact David McMenemy (


To register, please go to the evenbrite page

Last updated 5 May 2014 10:21am