jESSE Colleagues:


The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Lisa M. Given of Charles Sturt University to our campus next week as part of the UA SLIS Research Colloquia Series on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm CST. Please note that this research presentation WILL be available at a distance (see below).


Dr. Given is professor in the School of Information Studies and a member of the Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education at Charles Sturt University. She will giving a public research presentation during her visit:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 – 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm CST - RESEARCH PRESENTATION via Blackboard Collaborate (and in person)
Using iPads in Mixed Methods Research: Experiences from the Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) Project
Evidence shows that up to 40% of children treated in general hospital emergency departments (EDs) do not receive treatments for which clear evidence exists. Up to 20% of these children receive a treatment that has been shown to provide no benefit or even causes harm. The Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) project is aimed at ensuring the latest research in pediatric emergency medicine is applied in general EDs. In the first phase of TREKK, the research team has partnered with 35 general EDs across Canada to determine the information needs and preferences of healthcare providers and families seeking care. This presentation will explore the design and implementation of a custom-designed iPad ‘app’ to survey healthcare professionals and parents seeking care for their children. Plans for qualitative data collection (including use of the iPad’s camera, notes and voice memo features) will be discussed. Key issues in conducting research with iPads in hospital settings (e.g., research ethics; researcher training) will also be explored.

BB Collaborate session for participating in this Colloquium from a distance:

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Steven L. MacCall, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Library and Information Studies

College of Communication and Information Sciences

The University of Alabama

Box 870252

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0252