Research Methods in Librarianship

Research Methods in Librarianship : Techniques and Interpretation

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This book is an introductory account of the rationale and methods for research in library and information science. Our goal is to provide practical and theoretical insights, as well as to discuss technical skills needed to plan research projects and to collect and analyze research data effectively. The work is directed toward several audiences and is designed to be used in various ways.
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  • Hardback | 417 pages
  • 157.5 x 228.6 x 35.6mm | 793.8g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • samples
  • 0121475506
  • 9780121475505

Table of contents

Science and Librarianship; Research and Scientific Method. Methods of Research; Experimental Research in Librarianship: Introduction to Experimentation. Survey Research in Librarianship. Historical Research in Librarianship. Operations Research in Librarianship: Quantitative Approaches to the Analysis of Management Problems. Additional Research Methods in Librarianship. Descriptive Statistics; Measurement and Statistical Methods: An Introduction. Graphical Representation of Data. Central Tendency and Variability. The Normal Distribution. Inferential Statistics; Linear Regression and Correlation. Statistical Significance and Hypothesis Testing. Aids to Research; The Computer and Calculator as Aids to Research. Writing the Research Proposal. Writing the Research Report. Appendices; One-Thousand Random Digits. Statistical Symbols Used in the Text. Cumulative Normal Frequency Distribution. Percentage Points of the t-Distribution. Percentage Points of the Chi2 Distribution. References. Bibliographies. Subject Index.
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