Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition

Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition

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Addressed to practicing librarians and other information professionals, as well as master's and doctoral students in LIS programs, Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition specifically covers the research methodologies likely to be used by librarians, providing guidance on designing and conducting research and publishing research results. ||Like its predecessors, this fifth edition is exceptionally comprehensive. Content has been thoroughly updated and sections have been added on social networking and other web-based research methods and techniques. The book emphasizes quantitative research, including survey and experimental studies. It also gives attention to qualitative research, including historical research. A chapter is devoted to the statistical analysis of research results. Evaluation, writing, and publishing of research reports are considered as well. Coauthored by distinguished researchers in library and information science, the book also includes contributions from experts on qualitative research, domain assumptions of research, and sampling.Leedy and Ormrod developed a diagram, reproduced below as Figure 2.1, which helps to illustrate the circular nature of research.11 As they state, a€œEvery researcher soon learns that genuine research yields as many problems as it resolves.

Title:Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition
Author:Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ronald R. Powell
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2010-09-17


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