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- Are you a fiction writer (published or unpublished) with something to say about the role of research in your work?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.