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The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science welcomes postgraduate research students to the following advanced training event:


Research Methods in Information Science

25-26 June 2014

University of Strathclyde



* Enable students to develop an in-depth understanding of the philosophies of information science, contemporary issues, and challenges for research in the discipline.
* Provide students with an understanding of research processes and techniques of particular use within the discipline of information science, and to be able to apply them to their own research.
* Encourage the effective presentation of findings in accordance with the best principles of scholarship

Learning outcomes:

* Understand how to find, organise, analyse and evaluate documentary material.
* Appreciate the role and exploitation of datasets, including qualitative and quantitative approaches.
* Be able to place their own research within the context of other information science research and its potential implications for practitioners and the profession.
* Be able to undertake organisational research and benefit from participation in, and use of, research networks.
* Understand the range and diversity of research in information science and its wider impact both within and outwith the discipline.


Wednesday 25th June

9.30 - 13.00 Lizzy Tait (RGU), Mapping Information Science
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Hazel Hall (Napier), Organizational Research and Case Studies
17.30 - 18.30 Drinks Reception

Thursday 26th June
9.30 - 13.00 David McMenemy and Alan Poulter (Strathclyde), The Literature Review, Searching and Categorisation
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 16.00 Ian Anderson (Glasgow), Information Sources: Archives and Data Sets
16.00 - 17.00 Q&A, Wrap-up Session

Further Information

For any enquiries about the event please contact David McMenemy (



Do you have questions about Research Methods in Information Science? Contact Scottish Graduate School of Social Science


Seminar room (14th floor), Computer and Information Sciences
University of Strathclyde
Livingstone Tower, Richmond Street
G1 1XH Glasgow
United Kingdom


Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is the UK's largest facilitator of funding, training and support for doctoral students in social science. By combining the expertise of sixteen universities across Scotland, the school facilitates world-class PhD research. The school is funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Scottish Funding Council.

SGSSS is a highly attractive environment for doctoral research. Not only do our partner universities offer an excellent research environment, we also offer comprehensive and world-class research training in a number of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary pathways. In addition, the school manages a programme of advanced training courses and an annual summer school which together offers our students further opportunities to develop their research, knowledge exchange and transferable professional skills.

At the heart of the SGSSS is the Doctoral Training Partnership (formerly the Doctoral Training Centre) in Scotland. The SGSSS was established in 2011 and is the biggest of 14 Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) accredited DTPs in the United Kingdom. The bid for renewed funding has been successful and from 1 October 2017 the SGSSS will be one of the ESRC's 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP)

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