Monday, July 26, 2010

Evidence Based Practice

"Question, Find, Evaluate, Apply: Translating Evidence Based Practice to Information Literacy Instruction" presented by Megan Oakleaf and Diana Wakimoto

The Introducation
Evidence-Based Librarianship … or Understanding by Design means …
  • Evidence is Good and Anecdote is Bad
  • Research vs. common sense/best ideas
  • Need needs assessment
  • It is a cyclical process with continual progress
The Process
  • Question = Setting, Perspective, Intervention, Comparison, Population
  • Find Evidence
  • Evaluate = Valid? Reliable? Explain limitations
  • Apply 
  • Re-Evaluate

Books
Bibliography by presenters

Cognitive Biases by Hiller and Self
  • Professional Deformation
  • Perseverance of Belief
  • Wishful Thinking
  • Halo or Horns Effect
  • Worst-Case Scenario
Journals
Cognitive Science
Journal of Educational Psychology
Communications in Information Literacy
Journal of Education in Library and Information Science
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

EBP Gurus
Andrew Booth in UK
John Eldredge in USA
Kristine Bruce for Information Literacy

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