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Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science, 2nd Edition

Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Barbara M. Wildemuth
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440839050
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 433
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The second edition of this innovative textbook illustrates research methods for library and information science, describing the most appropriate approaches to a question—and showing you what makes research successful. • Provides comprehensive coverage of research methods used in library and information science, discussing their strengths, weaknesses, and biases • Presents completely updated content that includes several new chapters on innovative methods (mixed methods research and social network analysis) and more than half of the methods chapters focus on critiquing new research studies • Covers both qualitative and quantitative methods as well as mixed methods • Analyzes examples of award-winning library research

Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science

Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science

  • Author: Barbara M. Wildemuth
  • Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781591585039
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 421
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A comprehensive guide to the many research methods available to those conducting evaluation and research studies in library and information science.

Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 6th Edition

Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 6th Edition

  • Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Marie L. Radford
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440834792
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 478
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An essential resource for LIS master's and doctoral students, new LIS faculty, and academic librarians, this book provides expert guidance and practical examples based on current research about quantitative and qualitative research methods and design. • Now in its sixth edition, the book provides new and updated content that is even more comprehensive than before and contains added sections featuring the voices of prominent LIS scholars, researchers, and editors • "Voices of the Experts" text boxes provide researchers' advice on specific methods and identify what was most important or most valuable about using a particular method and software for analysis—e.g., NVivo, SurveyMonkey, and log capture • Written by coauthors with extensive expertise in research design, securing grant funding, and using the latest technology and data analysis software

The Portable MLIS: Insights from the Experts, 2nd Edition

The Portable MLIS: Insights from the Experts, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Ken Haycock,Mary-Jo Romaniuk
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440852049
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 378
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In this update of the ideal introduction to the library profession, the core competencies of professional librarians are presented in 14 essays supplemented with foundational principles and context. • Updates a core textbook and introduction to the profession that will be useful for almost all LIS programs and new librarians • Brings together the work of authors who are experts in various core areas • Provides content based on an analysis of emerging trends and issues • Includes key resources for further reading

Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition

Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition

  • Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Ronald R. Powell
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1591588685
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 370
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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.

Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science

A Guide to Key Literature and Sources

  • Author: Michael F. Bemis
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 0838911854
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 304
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This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.

Research in Information Studies

Research in Information Studies

A Cultural and Social Approach

  • Author: W. Bernard Lukenbill
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 146917961X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 422
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Research is integrated into the whole fabric of modern-day society and culture. It affects our lives in so many waysfrom finding a job to knowing how to manage our health. Information studies designed to understand this array of information encompasses a wide expanse of disciplines. Many of these areas draw their philosophical and research bases from a mixture of disciplines within the social sciences and the humanities. This book takes a holistic view of these diverse areas and shows how they are united through the common thread of enhancing our knowledge of and understanding the world in which we all live.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

  • Author: Alan Bryman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199264469
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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Now in its 2nd edition, this market leading textbook continues to provide students with an excellent explanation and demonstration of the main theories and techniques in social research methods. The book shows students how to assess the contexts within which different research methods may be used and how they should be implemented. It covers both quantitative and qualitative research and examines the significance of this very distinction. In addition to giving a thorough introductionto the practices of social research, the book relates issues of research method to wider issues within the social science field such as the links between theoretical traditions and their research approach. In an accessible and student friendly manner, the book shows students how to go about doing their own research projects and how to write up their research. The book contains up to date empirical research examples, so providing a text which carefully mixes theoretical issues with practical applications. Now in two colour, the text is well structured and easy to navigate with numerous real life examples and student learning aids including start of chapter guides, practical tips, checklists, review questions and web links. Online Resource Centre The text is also accompanied by a fully comprehensive Online Resource Centre which, used in conjunction with the book, will reinforce student learning and provide much needed extra advice on doing research projects. The web site contains: PowerPoint slides, lecturer's guide, discussion questions, research examples, multiple choice questions, web links and the research project guide.

Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration

Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration

  • Author: Gerald J. Miller,Kaifeng Yang
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420013276
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 992
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Describing new techniques and novel applications, Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration, Second Edition demonstrates the use of tools designed to meet the increased complexity of problems in government and non-profit organizations with ever-more rigorous and systematic research. It presents detailed information on conceptualizing, planning, and implementing research projects involving a wide variety of available methodologies. Providing a reference of systematic research methods, this second edition explains how these techniques aid in understanding traditional issues, and reveals how they might be applied to answer emerging theoretical and practical questions. Following a linear, logical organization, this handbook meets systematic goals and objectives through eight groups of chapters. The first group explains the logic of inquiry and the practical problems of locating existing research. The second group deals with research design and the third examines pitfalls in measurement and data collection. The authors give practical, considered advice in the fourth section to anticipate and solve data management problems. They include numerous illustrations to supplement two separate sections devoted to basic and advanced quantitative analysis. The seventh section covers unique analytical techniques used to gain insight specific to the non-market sector’s knotty problems. The final section addresses the impact of research and describes how to overcome illusive, tricky, and sizeable barriers to influence other researchers, decision makers, foundations, and grant making institutions. With a comprehensive survey of research methods and an examination of their practical and theoretical application in the past, present, and future, Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration, Second Edition gives you the tools to make informed decisions.

Designing Social Research

Designing Social Research

  • Author: Norman Blaikie
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745643388
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 298
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The basic requirements for research designs and research proposals are laid out at the beginning of the book, followed by discussion of the major design elements, and the choices that need to be made about them. Four sample research designs at the end of the volume illustrate the application of the research strategies.