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Data Librarians Represent! Integrating Data Services into the Social Science Research Process

Presenter 1
Lynda Kellam
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Presenter 2
Katharin Peter
University of Southern California

This workshop will present a range of models for incorporating data services into the social science research process and practices for reaching new populations through data services. We will provide a framework for teaching students (and other librarians) how to incorporate data searches into the literature review process and present examples of ways to include data in shorter assignments (e.g., "fast facts" or polling statistics). We will discuss approaches for undergraduate and graduate students (including first-year students and non-data populations) as well as approaches for collaborating with teaching faculty and subject librarians. Discussion will incorporate a range of data tools, such as the ICPSR learning modules, table generators and various numeric databases. Using these tools along with hands-on activities and concrete examples, this workshop aims to help participants develop approaches suitable for their own clientele and institutions.

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