ATG Book of the Week: Teaching Research Processes: The Faculty Role in the Development of Skilled Student Researchers

Teaching Research ProcessesThe Faculty Role in the Development of Skilled Student Researchers
Author:  William B. Badke
Hardback: 9781843346746, $90
Imprint: : New York: Neal-Schumann, 2012

Teaching Research Processes adheres to the idea that education should not consist of one-way knowledge communication, but should evolve into an interactive process involving research within various disciplines. The book reconceptualizes information literacy as “research processes” in order to assist librarians in helping academic faculty how to teach these necessary skills to students. Illustrated with plenty of concrete examples, this book will greatly aid college professors, academic administrators, academic librarians, and LIS students in understanding the role of information literacy in academia and research.

This title is structured into nine chapters, covering: Defining research processes; Research ability inadequacies in higher education; Research processes and faculty understanding; Current initiatives in research processes; The role of disciplinary thinking in research processes; Research processes in the classroom; Tentative case studies in disciplinary research process instruction; Research processes transforming education; and Resourcing the enterprise. The book concludes by encouraging the reader to implement the teaching of research processes.

(William Badke is the author of the well received Research Strategies: Finding Your Way through the Information Fog which is in its fourth edition.)


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