Designing a Digital Research Accelerator Programme for the Social Sciences at UCD: Preliminary results of a faculty-library collaboration

Title: Designing a Digital Research Accelerator Programme for the Social Sciences at UCD: Preliminary results of a faculty-library collaboration
Authors: Fulton, CrystalBustillo, MartaMcGuinness, ClaireGuerin, SuzanneBrowne, Andrew
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11382
Date: 13-May-2020
Online since: 2020-05-22T12:24:52Z
Abstract: Alongside calls in the literature for research skills development for undergraduates, University College Dublin’s College of Social Sciences and Law (CoSSL) has identified a need for research skills education for its new Bachelor of Social Sciences programme. In collaboration, academics and the library have created a new course, the Social Sciences Research Accelerator, designed to provide foundational learning of research skills for students transitioning to conduct research projects in their final year. Preliminary testing of the course, which included a small user-testing group of undergraduates who engaged with course activities and then completed a survey evaluation, has been positive. This paper details the partnership between academics and library staff toward a common scholarship goal, including the creation of learning materials, early testing of content, and future work.
metadata.dc.description.othersponsorship: University College Dublin College of Social Sciences and Law
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge
Journal: New Review of Academic Librarianship
Start page: 1
End page: 13
Keywords: Digital researchUndergraduate research skillsInformation literacyDigital literacyOnline learningSocial sciences research
DOI: 10.1080/13614533.2020.1765818
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Information and Communication Studies Research Collection
Psychology Research Collection
UCD Library Staff Research Collection

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