Post #3 Extension

Hey all – I feel like we are all getting settled and finding our way. Beyond our class, everything seems so uncertain and uncomfortable, Please take care of yourselves and stay safe.

I am fine with any of you taking extra time on Post #3. It is due Sunday but please use this extension to polish your work. This post should really demonstrate your academic writing.

Review Module 2 as needed for #3 & #4.

Please aim to have it posted by September 30 and then pull one of your most interesting peer-reviewed studies and write it up for Post #4. Here are the helpers:

Blog Post #3: Report on the information-seeking behavior and information needs of chosen community. Utilize theories covered in the lectures and assigned readings. Cite the peer-reviewed studies relating to the information behaviors of your information community you’ve found so far.

  • Share some high level insights you’ve gleaned about your community and information behavior from researching in the LIS databases.
  • Highlight 2-3 articles that demonstrate how LIS researchers explore the community.
  • What methodologies are used to study the group?
  • How does the community use, find and create information? What theories of information behavior do you see in play?
  • Cite other course resources or your own research as needed.
  • Take a look at the Post #3 samples for each of the Assignment Synthesis Examples. 

Blog Post #4: Summarize one of the peer-reviewed studies relating to the information behaviors of your information community you have found. Briefly describe the author’s credentials,  the scope of the study, the methodology, and findings of the piece. What insights did you glean from this study about the information behaviors of your community?

Choose a peer-reviewed study that focuses on your community’s information behaviors or practice. Do not choose a column or essay (that may have also gone through peer review) but a research study with a literature review, methodology, findings, etc.  If you need a refresher, Module 2 covered scholarly, peer-reviewed literature. Craft your post using the following template:

  • APA Citation
  • Summary of the article that includes author credentials, the scope of the study, the methodology used, and an overview of the findings. This might be one or two paragraphs.
  • Then, write a paragraph or two that explores how the article informs what you know about your chosen community. What connections do see to course readings?  What further insights has this article sparked? What might you include in your literature review section of research paper to highlight this study?
  • References in APA format (as best as WordPress can do!)
  • Cite other course resources or your own research as needed.
  • Take a look at the Post #4 samples for each of the Assignment Synthesis Examples. 

 

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