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Library and information science research in the 21st century : a guide for practising librarians and students

Author: Ibironke O Lawal
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Chandos Pub., 2009.
Series: Chandos information professional series.
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The first of its kind, this book provides not only a theoretically informed research guide, but also draws attention to areas of potential research in Library and Information Science. It explores the nexus of theory and practice and offers suggestions for collaborative projects. The clear text, simple style and rich content make the book an invaluable resource for students, scholars and practicing librarians, as  Read more...
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Lawal, Ibironke O.
Library and information science research in the 21st century.
Oxford, UK : Chandos Pub., 2009
(OCoLC)195722320
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ibironke O Lawal
ISBN: 9781780630151 1780630158
OCLC Number: 707069131
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 212 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: I. Introduction. 1. Brief history of librarianship ---
2. Training for the library and information profession: historical overview ---
3. The 1-year Master's programme ---
4. Library education: the case for research capabilities ---
5. Why library schools fail ---
6. European perspective ---
7. Conclusions ----
II. The significance of research in the library and information profession. 1. What is research? ---
2. Origin of the research enterprise in library and information science ---
3. Justification for research methods course in the library and information science core curriculum ---
4. Digital Natives versus Digital Immigrants ---
5. Conclusions and suggestions ----
III. Overview of the research process. 1. Getting started ---
2. Where to find ideas ---
3. Hypothesis formulation ---
4. Review of current literature ---
5. Database searching ---
6. Library literature and information science ---
7. Ethical issues ---
8. Conclusions ----
IV. Research designs. 1. Variables ---
2. Experimental designs ---
3. Non-experimental design ---
4. Qualitative research methods ---
5. Focus groups ---
6. Conclusions ----
V. Data collection. 1. Population and sampling ---
2. Gathering quantitative data ---
3. Data gathering for a qualitative study ---
4. Conclusions ----
VI. Data analysis. 1. Quantitative data analysis ---
2. Qualitative data analysis ---
3. Conclusions ----
VII. Collaboration. 1. Definitions of collaboration ---
2. The mechanics of collaboration ---
3. Tools ---
4. Challenges of collaboration ---
5. Conclusions ----
VIII. Preparing and publishing research reports. 1. Types of writing ---
2. Writing for peer-reviewed publication ---
3. Preparing a research manuscript for publication ---
4. Increasing your chances of acceptance ---
5. Finding a suitable journal ---
6. Rejection ---
7. Writing ---
8. Some tips on writing ---
9. Conclusions ----
IX. Conclusions.
Series Title: Chandos information professional series.
Responsibility: Ibironke O. Lawal.
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