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Basic research methods for librarians

Author: Ronald R Powell
Publisher: Norwood, N.J. : Ablex Pub. Corp., ©1985.
Series: Libraries and information science series.
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Powell, Ronald R.
Basic research methods for librarians.
Norwood, N.J. : Ablex Pub. Corp., ©1985
(OCoLC)564070376
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald R Powell
ISBN: 0893911542 9780893911546
OCLC Number: 11574134
Description: x, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Research and Librarianship --
The Research Record --
The Rationale for Basic Research in Library Science --
The Future of Library Research --
Developing the Research Study --
Planning for Research --
The Scientific Method of Inquiry --
Identification of the Problem --
The Role of Theory in the Design of Research --
Formulating Hypotheses --
Validity and Reliability --
Selecting the Research Method --
Applied Research --
Qualitative Research --
Specific Research Methods --
The Ethics of Research --
Survey Research and Sampling --
Survey Research --
Major Differences between Survey Research and Other Methods --
Types of Survey Studies --
Basic Purposes of Descriptive Surveys --
Basic Steps of Survey Research: An Overview --
Sampling --
Types of Sampling Methods --
Determining the Sample Size --
Sampling Error --
Nonsampling Error --
Data Collection Techniques --
Constructing the Questionnaire --
Distribution of the Questionnaire --
The Interview --
Focus Group Interviews --
Telephone Interviews --
Observation --
Experimental Research --
Causality --
Controlling the Variables --
Internal Validity --
External Validity --
Experimental Designs --
Qualitative Research Methods --
Underlying Principles of Naturalistic Work --
Ethical Concerns --
Data Gathering Techniques --
Data Analysis Tools and Methods --
Developing Grounded Theory --
Ensuring Integrity --
Historical Research --
Nature and Value of Historical Research --
Sources of Historical Information --
Evaluation of Historical Sources.
Series Title: Libraries and information science series.
Responsibility: Ronald R. Powell.

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