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Dent, Valeda Frances
Qualitative research and the modern library / Valeda Dent Goodman
Oxford, UK : Chandos Pub., 2011
book jacket
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 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL 025.580721 GOO    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Library use studies
Qualitative research
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Research -- Methodology
Physical Description xv, 192 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents A brief overview of qualitative research : a description of qualitative research ; Gathering the data ; A little bit about grounded theory ; A little bit about analyzing the data ; Challenges to working with qualitative data -- Examples of qualitative research in non-library settings : Becoming a student: research in an academic environment ; A.C. Nielsen Company as an example of rich media research ; Qualitative research in nursing ; Qualitative research in medicine and mental health disciplines -- Ethnographic research practices in library settings : Key concepts of ethnographic research ; Historical application within libraries and information settings ; Examples of resent ethnographic research in library environments ; Balancing quantitative and qualitative approaches to library research ; Implications and challenges -- Eyes wide open: using trends, professional literature, and users to create a research canvas in libraries : Generational differences and the digital landscape ; The state of the research and academic library ; Understanding the role of technology through research ; The matrix: a tool for the beginning -- Inside the mind of the user: qualitative approaches to understanding user experience in library settings : The self and user experience ; Design, broken-ness, and the library user experience ; Useit.com on UX research ; Flow as an element of the user experience -- Narrowing the field: using qualitative approaches to explore specific areas of interest : The library is still scary: a new look at reference by way of an old concept ; Still with us: the library website (the Rudgers study) ; Disruption and the information seeker -- What about us?: Using qualitative methods to explore the library as workplace -- A place in the world: qualitative research as a way to study global libraries : Why use a qualitative approach? ; The role of the rural village library ; Elements of the project's methods ; What the content analysis revealed -- Learning more about qualitative research -- Qualitative research as a way to explore change in the modern world
Series Chandos information professional series
SOE Curriculum Lab

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