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A funny thing happened on the way to an assessment: Lessons Learned During a Mixed-Methods Research Project - Thursday April 13, 2023 Noon-1:00pm Eastern (Detroit) Time

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Date & Time: Thursday, April 13, Noon-1:00 pm Eastern (Detroit) Time  

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Registration: None required

Accessibility: Live CART captioning; transcript available with recording. Please contact Whitney Townsend ( to discuss additional accommodations by Monday, April 10 2023.

Recorded: Yes; transcript and recording are available further down this page.

Files: Slides via:  .pptx download | .pdf download | Google Slides link

Presenters: Jacqueline Freeman (U-M), Carol Shannon (U-M), Judy Smith (U-M)


A funny thing happened on the way to an assessment: Lessons learned during a mixed-methods library research project

Research teams generally start off with a thorough understanding of the methods they intend to use, but even the best-laid plans may require building new skills and knowledge along the way!

Taubman Library Informationists Jackie Freeman, Carol Shannon, and Judy Smith join us to discuss how they approached applying a mixed methods sequential study design to their library impact assessment project, which focused on the impact of the library on patient and population care. They will share their views on approaching library research projects with an openness to learning, and will share some of the challenges, adaptations, adjustments, successes, and new skills acquired over the course of their assessment work.

Lessons Learned During a Mixed-Methods Research Project - Recording & Chat Transcript

This recording is 50 minutes long and includes a closed caption option and a rolling, searchable, downloadable transcript.

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