When you’re working on professional research, assessments, and presentations, keep in mind that the Residential Life Resource Center (located in the Ikenberry Commons Library) has guides to help you! Please feel free to contact Librarian Gretchen Madsen Webb and Sr. Library Specialist Laura Poulosky if you’d like our help as you hunt for research sources.

Guides to Conducting Professional Research, found in the Resource Center

Creswell, John W. Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method approaches. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, c2003. Call # 300.72 C865r 2003. (Also available at the U of I ACES Library).

Hamrick, Florence A., Nancy J. Evans, and John H. Schuh. Foundations of student affairs practice: how philosophy, theory, and research strengthen educational outcomes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, c2002. Call # 378.1 H189f 2002.

Krathwohl, David R. Methods of educational and social science research: an integrated approach. Long Grove, Ill.: Waveland Press, 2004. Call # 300.72 K865m 2004.

Kuh, George D. et al. Assessing conditions to enhance educational effectiveness: the inventory for student engagement and success. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, c2005. Call # 378.1 As74 2005.

Shephard, Kerry. Presenting at conferences, seminars, and meetings. London; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications, 2005. Call # 808.5 Sh481pr.

Siegel, Michael J. Primer on assessment of the first college year. Brevard, N.C.: Policy Center on the First Year of College, c2003. Call # 378.1 Si154p 2003.

Strand, Kerry et al. Community-based research and higher education: principles and practices.   San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, c2003. Call # 378.1 C737 2003.

Walvoord, Barbara E. Assessment clear and simple: a practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, c2010. Call # 379.158 W179as.