Anatomy of a Research Project

Wednesday, 2/20/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This is part 1 of the five-part series Research and Publication Basics.

This webinar will provide an overview of the research process, focusing on research in technical services areas. Attendees will learn about each part of a typical research project, including finding ideas for research, articulating research questions, choosing an appropriate research methodology, performing data collection, analyzing data, and writing research results for publication. Resources that can help during the research process also will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this webinar, attendee will be able to:

  • understand the research process and how to start a research project
  • understand the parts of a research project and how they work together
  • identify various resources that can support research efforts

Who Should Attend

This webinar is recommended for anyone interested in conducting a research study, but has limited or no experience doing so.


Karen Snow is an Associate Professor and the Ph.D. Program Director in the School of Information Studies at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She teaches in-person and online in the areas of cataloging, classification, and metadata. Her main areas of research interest are cataloging quality, ethics, and education. In 2016, she received the Follett Corporation’s Excellence in Teaching Award.










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Nonmember (individual)      59 236
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