Other Useful Library Research Guides
- Last Updated Nov 19, 2013
This guide will help those who are looking for tests or measurement instruments in either the health or behavioral sciences. It offers resources, tips and tricks for finding tests.
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- Last Updated Nov 12, 2013
Provides resources, strategies, and information on conducting research on grant-seeking. This includes finding funders, proposal writing, university processes, and related topics. Online and print resources on grant-getting are included.
11,514 views this year
- Last Updated Aug 12, 2013
Resources for learning ArcGIS at the University of Michigan.
2,587 views this year
- Last Updated Jun 19, 2013
This guide lists free technology resources that you can try on your own and facilities where you can go get help. It also lists poster printers and software that are available across the campus in special locations. All printing does have a fee.
1,240 views this year
- Last Updated Jan 17, 2012
Strategies and resources for finding data across the social sciences, including opinion surveys.
1,293 views this year
- Last Updated Mar 9, 2012
Guide to creating and distributing surveys with Qualtrics, under U-M's site license for library personnel.
5,896 views this year
Before You Get Started
Make sure you familiarize yourself with your institution's policies and guidelines on research and how this relates to program evaluation. . At the University of Michigan, for example the Office of the Vice-President of Research provides resources on safe and confidential human research and has a Human Research Protection Program.The Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Boards (HSBS IRB) are responsible for protecting people who take part in research projects at this university and provide education for researchers.
You may be asked to take the University of Michigan's Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship (PEERRS), a web-based series of instruction which is used to certify members of the University community engaged in research. The IRB offers a number of workshops each term which are open to U-M faculty, staff and students.
Make sure you look at other library research guides, linked on the left-hand side of this page.
Stay informed on the latest developments in program evaluation by reading blogs and twitter. Here are a few suggested resources.