Data literacy education for graduate students can take place in many contexts. One-shot instruction sessions and credit-bearing courses are a common mode of instruction for the graduate student audience, but both share limitations regarding best practices for adult learning theory. This case study explores the benefits of data literacy education in a research lab setting and highlights the collaborations among data librarians, a liaison librarian, and research faculty that enable effective learning experiences in labs or other applied settings. The authors share the design of the curriculum, facilitation of the instruction, and the assessment of student learning, as well as their approach to collaboration as an essential component of the project.
Watts, John; Sare, Laura; and Hubbard, David E.
"Collaborative Data Literacy Education for Research Labs: A Case Study at a Large Research University,"
Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 12
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol12/iss3/7