Welcome to Studying Research!

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Welcome to Studying Research! My name is Allison Hosier and I’m an Information Literacy Librarian at the University at Albany, SUNY. As a researcher, I am interested in the contextual nature of research and the metaconcept that research is both an activity and a subject of study, an idea I adapted from work by Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle and first wrote about in an article that was published in College & Research Libraries. 

These days, my work is leading me down two separate but related research paths. The first is understanding the study of research through the lens of the research-as-subject metaconcept. The second is learning about the role of research in fiction writing.

My initial goals for the blog are as follows:

  • To share further thoughts and practical ideas related to my article
  • To reflect on a project to learn about research in fiction writing via popular writing advice books

Eventually I would like for this blog to become a space for conversation on these two topics.

  • Are you a researcher who studies the products or processes of research in order to understand something about research itself?
  • Are you a fiction writer (published or unpublished) with something to say about the role of research in your work?

If so, I would love to start a conversation with you!

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy what you find here.

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