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

Author: Barbara M Wildemuth
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017].
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara M Wildemuth
ISBN: 9781440839047 1440839042
OCLC Number: 971342620
Description: vii, 433 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I. Research questions in information and library science --
Using research results to improve practice in the information professions / Barbara M. Wildemuth --
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 --
Part II. 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 --
Mixed methods / Barbara M. Wildemuth --
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 --
Part III. Methods for data collection --
Historical research / Chad Morgan and Barbara M. Wildemuth --
Existing documents and artifacts as data / Barbara M. Wildemuth --
Visual data collection methods / Barbara M. Wildemuth --
Transaction logs / Laura Sheble, Barbara M. Wildemuth, and Kathy Brennan --
Think-aloud protocols / Sanghee Oh and Barbara M. Wildemuth --
Direct observation / Barbara M. Wildemuth --
Participant observation / Barbara M. Wildemuth --
Research diaries / Laura Sheble, Leslie Thomson, 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 --
Part IV. 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 --
Social network analysis / Laura Sheble, Kathy Brennan, 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 --
Part V. Conclusion --
Putting it all together / Barbara M. Wildemuth.
Responsibility: Barbara M. Wildemuth, editor.

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"Serving as a how-to guide, this well-written book helps the reader understand research methods." - VOYA

 
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