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Apr

19

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New Journal: Systematic Reviews

Posted by on April 19th, 2014 0 comments

Librarians’ expert searching skills provide some great opportunities for collaboration with researchers. Biomed Central’s new open access Systematic Reviews journal is about a specialized type of expert searching that librarians can provide for their communities. More than a source of protocols and a record of others’ work, this journal has great potential for those of… Read More »

Posted in: Library Value, News, Practical Evaluation

Mar

31

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Maximize your response rate

Posted by on March 31st, 2014 0 comments

Did you know that the American Medical Association has a specific recommendation for its authors about questionnaire response rate? Here it is, from the JAMA Instructions for Authors: Survey Research Manuscripts reporting survey data, such as studies involving patients, clinicians, the public, or others, should report data collected as recently as possible, ideally within the… Read More »

Posted in: News, Practical Evaluation, Research Reads

Mar

07

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Webinars and Workshops about Evaluating Outreach

Posted by on March 7th, 2014 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) offers a range of webinars and workshops upon request by network members and coordinators from the various regions. Take a look at the list and see if one of the options appeals to you. To request a workshop or webinar, contact Susan Barnes…. Read More »

Posted in: News, Practical Evaluation

Feb

13

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Interview tips: Talking with participants during a usability test

Posted by on February 13th, 2014 0 comments

The Nielsen Norman Group (NNG) conducts research and publishes information about user experience with interfaces. NNG was an early critic of the troubled “healthcare.gov” web site: “Healthcare.gov’s Account Setup: 10 Broken Usability Guidelines.” recent post (“Talking with participants during a usability test”) provided tips for facilitating usability tests that could be very useful whenever you’re… Read More »

Posted in: News, Practical Evaluation

Jan

21

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“Evidence” — what does that mean?

Posted by on January 21st, 2014 0 comments

In our health information outreach work we are expected to provide evidence of the value of our work, but there are varying definitions of the word “evidence.” The classical evidence-based medicine approach (featuring results from randomized controlled clinical trials) is a model that is not always relevant in our work. At the 2013 EBLIP7 meeting… Read More »

Posted in: News, Research Reads

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