The purpose of the conference paper is to investigate the effectiveness of IRDL with regard to two project goals: 1) Provide instruction in areas needed to complete the research design for a project identified by each Institute scholar; and 2) instill confidence in Institute scholars about the research process by providing clear instruction on how to perform all of the steps in a research project. The hypotheses are: 1) Institute scholars will have achieved mastery of all institute content. 2) Institute scholars will have achieved a high level of confidence in their ability to perform all steps in the research process. 3) Mastery will correlate with confidence.
Brancolini, Kris; Kennedy, Marie R.; and Chavez, Christine, "Measuring the research readiness of academic and research librarians : A project report of the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL)" (2014). LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations. 24.