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Using qualitative methods in action research : how librarians can get to the why of data

Author: Douglas Cook; Lesley S J Farmer
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Association of College and Research Libraries, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While quantitative research provides librarians with calculations and metrics of effectiveness, qualitative research, in its exploration of assumptions, value, and opinion, makes possible a deeper  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Cook; Lesley S J Farmer
ISBN: 9780838985762 0838985769
OCLC Number: 894994593
Notes: Qualitative research and the librarian / Lesley Farmer. The recursive cycle of qualitative action research / Douglas Cook. Getting ready to turn your everyday work into meaningful inquiry : foundational literature in qualitative and action research / Cordelia Zinskie and Judi Repman. Teaching alone and together : a narrative inquiry / Roberta Tipton and Patricia Bender. Understanding social networking : the benefit of discourse analysis / Mariaelena Bartesaghi and Ardis Hanson. Remote and rural voices : using interviews to understand the information literacy experience of Alaskan special educators / Jennifer Diane Ward and Thomas Scott Duke. Observing relationship building in the library instruction classroom : peer observation and consultation / Carolyn L. Cook and Karla M. Schmit. Content analysis : deconstructing intellectual packages / Penny M. Beile. Using focus groups to understand user needs and forge new directions / Michael Weber and Robert Flatley. Performance-based self-assessment of a library liaison program using a rubric / Aaron Dobbs and Doug Cook. Analyzing LibQUAL+ comments to inform library decision making / David A. Nolfi and Laverna M. Saunders. Design and analysis challenges in a multicampus research study / Robin Brown and Willis C. Walker. Approaching information literacy qualitatively / Janice Krueger. The reference interview in real time and in virtual time / Isabelle Flemming and Lesley Farmer. Seeing is learning : the synergy of visual literacy / Alessia Zanin-Yost. Collective action : qualitative methods for library collection development / LeRoy Jason LaFleur
Description: xii, 252 p. : illustrations
Responsibility: Douglas Cook and Lesley Farmer, editors

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