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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

Jan

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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 »

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Dec

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Institute for Research Design in Librarianship: 9 days in southern CA; full scholarships available

Posted by on December 2nd, 2013 0 comments

Do you want to learn about how your user groups and communities find and use information? Do you want to gather evidence to demonstrate that your work is making a difference? Exciting news! You can work on these questions, and questions like them, June 16-26, 2014! The Institute for Research Design in Librarianship is a… Read More »

Posted in: Library Value, News, Research Reads

Jan

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eHealth Literacy Demands and Barriers: An Evaluation Matrix

Posted by on January 26th, 2012 0 comments

Chan, CV; Kaufman, DR.  “A framework for characterizing eHealth literacy demands and barriers.”  Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2011. 13(4): e94. Researchers from Columbia University have developed a matrix of literacy types and cognitive complexity levels that can be used to assess an individuals’ eHealth competence and develop eHealth curricula.  This tool can also be used to design and evaluate… Read More »

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Jan

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Can Tweets Predict Citations?

Posted by on January 3rd, 2012 0 comments

“Can Tweets Predict Citations? Metrics of Social Impact Based on Twitter and Correlation with Traditional Metrics of Scientific Impact.”  G. Eysenbach, Journal of Medical Internet Research 2011; 13(4):e123 This article describes an investigation of whether tweets predict highly cited articles.  The author looked at 1573 “tweetations” (tweets about articles) of 55 articles in the Journal… Read More »

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