#GuildChat for 8/23/19: Using Research in L&D

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, August 23rd at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is on Using Research in L&D.

Today we are bombarded with information. New ideas, approaches, techniques cross our screens pushed through by our social networks and regular periodicals. Often these come to us supported by research, claims of research or none at all which forces us to make a choice with our time.


In this week’s #GuildChat we tapped the eLearning Guild’s own Director of Research, Dr. Jane Bozarth for some contributing questions. We aim to explore how we examine evidence and decide on sources of research. How deep we must go to feel confident in the research we choose, and we’ll discuss how we use it and the ways to communicate successfully to others.

Be prepared to share your favorite sources!

Prospective questions:

Q1 “Research” is a word that means different things to different people. What does “research” look like from your perspective? #GuildChat
Q2 What sources do you look to for research? What about them works for you? #GuildChat
Q3 What research do you find most useful? Why? #GuildChat
Q4 How do you vet the research you read? #GuildChat
Q5 What are some good signs that the research you’re evaluating might not be accurate or the whole story? #GuildChat
Q6 Are you aware of your own confirmation bias? Do you try to overcome it? #GuildChat
Q7 Lots of research is conducted in contrived (e.g. laboratory settings). How does this apply to what you have to do from a practical perspective? #GuildChat
Q8 What are some tips you have for summarizing research effectively when you need to share it with others? Do your tactics change when it’s peers you’re sharing with vs clients/stakeholders? #GuildChat


Missed this GuildChat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on our Wakelet transcript of the chat!


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