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Applications of social research methods to questions in information and library science

Author: Barbara M Wildemuth
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
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For many practitioners, best practices are often developed through significant amounts of direct experience. However, they can also be developed through the examination and application of research findings. By critically assessing existing studies within library and information science, both aspiring and experienced professionals can acquire a deeper understanding of available methods, as well as design more  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara M Wildemuth
ISBN: 9781591585039 1591585031
OCLC Number: 289095944
Description: vii, 421 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Using research results to improve practice in the information professions / Barbara M. Wildemuth --
The Questions Asked. Developing a research question / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Questions originating in library and information practice / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Descriptions of phenomena or settings / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Testing hypotheses / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Questions related to theory / Chad Morgan and Barbara M. Wildemuth --
Research Designs and Sampling. Case studies / Songphan Choemprayong and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Naturalistic research / Abe J. Crystal and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Longitudinal studies / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Delphi studies / Lili Luo and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Quasi-experimental studies / Carolyn Hank and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Experimental studies / Barbara M. Wildemuth and Leo L. Cao ; Sampling for extensive studies / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Sampling for intensive studies / Barbara M. Wildemuth and Leo L. Cao ; Studying special populations / Carol L. Perryman and Barbara M. Wildemuth --
Methods for Data Collection. Historical research / Chad Morgan and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Existing documents and artifacts as data / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Transaction logs / Laura Sheble and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Think-aloud protocols / Sanghee Oh and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Direct observation / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Participant observation / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Research diaries / Laura Sheble and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Unstructured interviews / Yan Zhang and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Semistructured interviews / Lili Luo and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Focus groups / Barbara M. Wildemuth and Mary Wilkins Jordan ; Survey research / Carolyn Hank, Mary Wilkins Jordan, and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Measuring cognitive and affective variables / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Developing new measures / Songphan Choemprayong and Barbara M. Wildemuth --
Methods for Data Analysis. Content analysis / Kristina M. Spurgin and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Qualitative analysis of content / Yan Zhang and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Discourse analysis / Barbara M. Wildemuth and Carol L. Perryman ; Analytic induction / Kristina M. Spurgin and Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Descriptive statistics / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Frequencies, cross-tabulation, and the chi-square statistic / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Analyzing sequences of events / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Correlation / Barbara M. Wildemuth ; Comparing means : t tests and analysis of variance / Abe J. Crystal and Barbara M. Wildemuth --
Conclusion. Putting it all together / Barbara M. Wildemuth.
Responsibility: Barbara M. Wildemuth.

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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.  Read more...

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"Aimed at social scientists and library science professionals, this guide to research methodologies evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each type of research design. Wildemuth (information and Read more...

 
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