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Pivoting on Research Part One: Adjusting Human Subject Data Collection during COVID-19

May 22, 2020

Faculty researchers working with human subjects face a new challenge in this time of social distancing. In this interactive webinar, guest speaker Michelle Kazmer, helps faculty explore ways to pivot on research approaches so that data can be elicited from human participants in mediated ways. Kazmer shares her own taxonomy of human subjects research challenges, helps faculty self-diagnose their research problems, and opens the floor for a dialogue where faculty can share knowledge with one another.

About the Speaker

Michelle Kazmer is a Professor in the School of Information & Associate Dean in the College of Communication & Information. She has been deeply involved in mediated human subject research and e-learning since the mid ‘90s. Her research includes qualitative and mixed-methods studies of distributed knowledge in settings linked with health and learning. She teaches in the areas of qualitative research methods, information policy, information organization, and information literacy. Trained as a mechanical engineer, she has also worked as a rare book cataloger, as an academic engineering/digital librarian, and as a technical information specialist in the automotive industry.