ALISE/ProQuest Methodology Paper Competition
The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its 2015 Methodology Paper Competition, sponsored by ProQuest. The purpose of this award is to stimulate communication on research methodologies at ALISE annual conferences.
The competition is open to all types of methodology. Papers must be limited to description and discussion of a research method or a technique associated with a particular research method. (For example, papers may address such areas as sampling, grounded theory, historical methods, or statistical methods.) Papers must explain the particular method/technique, including methodological implications for library and information science. Examples to illustrate its value can come from LIS-related published studies, proposed studies, and works in progress. Papers that stress findings are not eligible for this competition.One winning paper will be selected. An honorarium of $500 will be awarded to the author(s). In cases of joint authorship, one honorarium will be awarded for the paper. Methodology papers prepared by joint authors are eligible for entry but at least one author must be a personal member of ALISE as of the deadline date.
Only one methodology paper per entrant will be considered; multiple entries from the same author will not be accepted. Authors may submit papers for other ALISE competitions; however, the same paper cannot be submitted for more than one category.
Authors may not submit papers that have been published. Manuscripts that have been submitted for consideration for publication as well as unpublished manuscripts posted to institutional repositories are acceptable as submissions. Authors who have won the award within the past five years are ineligible for this competition.
Papers submitted to this competition can originate from a variety of different sources and applicants are encouraged to develop such papers from their research. Methodology papers completed in pursuit of master's and doctoral studies (e.g. thesis, seminars, dissertation, course work paper) are eligible, as are papers generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.
|2014||Angela Pollack (Western University) Visual Methods Primer: Complimentary and Alternative Sources of Data in LIS Research|
|2013||Beth St. Jean (University of Maryland–College Park) “Devising and implementing a card-sorting technique for a longitudinal investigation of the information behavior of people with Type 2 Diabetes”|
|2012||Mahria Lebow and Heath L. O'Brien (University of British Columbia) "Is There a Role for Physiological Methods in the Evaluation of Human-Information Interaction?|
|2011||John M. Budd (University of Missouri-Columbia) "Phenomenological Critical Realism: A Pratical Method for Us"|
|2010||Heather Archibald and Lisa M Given (University of Alberta) for "Visual Traffic Sweeps (VTS): A Research Method for Mapping User Activities in the Library Space"|
|2009||Derek L. Hansen (University of Maryland) for "Studying Reference Encounters with the Pair Perception Comparison (PCC) Method"|
|2008||No award given.|
|2006||Jenna Hartel (University of California)|
|2005||No award given.|
|2004||No award given.|
|2003||No award given.|
|2002||Lisa M. Given and Hope A. Olson (University of Alberta)|
|2001||Diane H. Sonnenwald and Barbara M. Wildemuth, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)|
|2000||Boryung Ju, Robert Brooks, and Kathy Burnett, ( Florida State University) -- "Measuring Navigational Preference in Hypertext Systems"|
|1999||Yin Zhang (Illinois--Urbana), "Using the Internet for Survey Research: a Case Study."|
|1998||Cheryl Knott Malone (Illinois)|
|1997||Matthew L. Saxton (UCLA)|