Affirming Our Commitment to Research: The Medical Library Association’s Research Policy Statement: The Process and Findings (Report)

Affirming Our Commitment to Research: The Medical Library Association's Research Policy Statement: The Process and Findings (Report)

INTRODUCTION Early in 2005, Joanne Gard Marshall, FMLA, then president of the Medical Library Association (MLA), created a task force to review and revise Using Scientific Evidence to Improve Information Practice [1], the association’s research policy statement published in 1995. The task force also was charged to restructure, enhance, and develop MLA programs to advance research in the profession. In viewing its charge, the Task Force on MLA’s Research Policy Statement chose to interpret research broadly, that is, as the systematic, careful, organized, and deliberate process of building a body of knowledge. This process can involve the discovery, confirmation, or revision of facts, concepts, principles, theories, or patterns of relationships between defined variables.

Affirming Our Commitment to Research: The Medical Library Association's Research Policy Statement: The Process and Findings (Report)

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