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Connaway, Lynn Silipigni
Basic research methods for librarians / Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Ronald R. Powell
5th ed
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 For Staff Use Only  Z669.7 .P68 2010    DUE 09-15-14
Subject(s) Library science -- Research -- Methodology
Physical Description xii, 370 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Note Powell's name appears first on the previous edition
Summary 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. -- Back cover
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-354) and indexes
Contents Research and librarianship -- Developing the research study -- Selecting the research method -- Survey research and sampling -- Data collection techniques -- Experimental research -- Qualitative research methods -- Historical research -- Analysis of data -- Writing the research proposal -- Presentation of the research report
NOTE 505712
Series Library and information science text series
Alternate Author Powell, Ronald R

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