Presented by Ann Medaille and Molly Beisler May 3, 2017.
Images can provide a valuable method of understanding user behavior. This presentation describes a project at the University of Nevada, Reno, where librarians asked students from different majors and levels to draw their processes of executing research assignments. Librarians used this visual data in combination with written responses and oral interviews to arrive at a more thorough understanding of the student research process. The presenters discussed the results and implications of this assessment and covered ways that different types of images can be used in assessment projects, tips for coding and interpreting images, and other concerns that often arise with the use of visual materials.