We present findings from an exploratory quantitative content analysis case study of 156 doctoral dissertations from Georgia State University that investigates doctoral student researchers’ methodology practices (used quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods) and data practices (used primary data, secondary data, or both). We discuss the implications of our findings for provision of data support services provided by the Georgia State University Library’s Research Data Services (RDS) Team and subject liaison librarians in the areas of instructional services, data software support and licensing advocacy, collection development, marketing/outreach, and professional development/expansion.
Swygart-Hobaugh, M., Anderson, R., George, D., & Glogowski, J. (in press). Diving deep into dissertations: Analyzing graduate students’ methodological and data practices to inform research data services and subject liaison librarian support. College & Research Libraries, forthcoming in November 2022 issue.
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