ACRL IS Research and Scholarship Committee Instruction Section

For Future Consideration & Discussion: Renaming/Combining Some Bib Categories?

  • 1.  For Future Consideration & Discussion: Renaming/Combining Some Bib Categories?

    Posted Dec 06, 2013 03:55 PM

    Hi all,


    I've been updating the "Research Design" section of our bibliography, which prompted a few questions for us to consider and discuss, sometime after this round of revisions, or for the next committee. 


    First, I noticed a couple titles in this section were that specific to qualitative research, so David and I have been considering moving those to "Intro to Qualitative Research" section. While searching for other books to include, it seemed to me that most (general) research design titles, though they aren't in great supply, could overlap with those in the "Intro to General Research Methods" section (when applicable to a variety of disciplines) or to the "Researching Library & Information Science" section (when applicable to research design in our field in particular.)


    This category started to seem a bit nebulous ... and possibly redundant? Perhaps the committee could discuss, and depending on how people feel about it, consider combining, renaming, or reorganizing the categories to support clarity and avoid redundancy?


    Thanks,


    Catherine