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Basic research methods for librarians

Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway; Ronald R Powell
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2010.
Series: Library and information science text series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Fifty-nine percent of the respondents to a 2000 survey reported that their master's programs had not adequately prepared them to conduct research, something that has not changed much in the ensuing decade. Yet, many library and information services (LIS) practitioners are routinely called upon to conducted job-related research. Where can they turn for the guidance they need?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Connaway, Lynn Silipigni.
Basic research methods for librarians.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2010
(DLC) 2010023251
(OCoLC)548555591
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Silipigni Connaway; Ronald R Powell
ISBN: 9781591588689 1591588685
OCLC Number: 699490360
Notes: Powell's name appears first on the previous edition.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 370 pages) : illustrations.
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.
Series Title: Library and information science text series.
Responsibility: Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Ronald R. Powell.

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Thoroughly updated, this book introduces the major issues involved in designing and conducting original research relevant to the fields of library and information science.  Read more...

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