A Quest to Survey Library and University Press Collaborations in Canada: A Case Study in Research Approach and Design

Date

2017

Authors

Coughlan, Rosarie
Brown, Geoffrey
Glushko, Robert
Kehoe, Inba

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Publisher

Association of Research Libraries

Abstract

This paper explores a failed research project to undertake an online survey of Canadian university presses. We begin by summarizing the project, we then offer four practical reflections on why our research project was abandoned and how we might have approached the project differently (given the benefit of hindsight) that might have afforded a more positive outcome. We hope that this reflective critique will provide valuable lessons to both the researchers and others, when considering effective research design methodologies and approaches to engage the proactive involvement of a cross-sectoral group of survey participants.

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Keywords

scholarly publishing, university presses, Canada, business models, monograph publishing, case study

Citation

Coughlan, R., Brown, G., Glushko, R., & Kehoe, I. A Quest to Survey Library and University Press Collaborations in Canada: A Case Study in Research Approach and Design. Research Library Issues, no. 292 (2017): 16–26. doi. org/10.29242/rli.292.4