Research Methods in Library and Information Science 7th Edition

Research Methods in Library and Information Science  7th Edition
Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Marie L. Radford
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN: 1440878587
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Library and Information Science 7th Edition Book Excerpt:

The seventh edition of this frequently adopted textbook features new or expanded sections on social justice research, data analysis software, scholarly identity research, social networking, data science, and data visualization, among other topics. It continues to include discipline experts' voices. The revised seventh edition of this popular text provides instruction and guidance for professionals and students in library and information science who want to conduct research and publish findings, as well as for practicing professionals who want a broad overview of the current literature. Providing a broad introduction to research design, the authors include principles, data collection techniques, and analyses of quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as advantages and limitations of each method and updated bibliographies. Chapters cover the scientific method, sampling, validity, reliability, and ethical concerns along with quantitative and qualitative methods. LIS students and professionals will consult this text not only for instruction on conducting research but also for guidance in critically reading and evaluating research publications, proposals, and reports. As in the previous edition, discipline experts provide advice, tips, and strategies for completing research projects, dissertations, and theses; writing grants; overcoming writer's block; collaborating with colleagues; and working with outside consultants. Journal and book editors discuss how to publish and identify best practices and understudied topics, as well as what they look for in submissions. Features new or expanded sections on social justice research; virtual collaboration, data collection, and dissemination; scholarly communication; computer-assisted qualitative and quantitative data analysis; scholarly identity research and guidelines; data science; and visualization of quantitative and qualitative data Provides a broad and comprehensive overview and update, especially of research published over the past five years Highlights school, public, and academic research findings Relies on the coauthors' expertise in research design, securing grant funding, and using the latest technology and data analysis software

Research Methods in Library and Information Science 6th Edition

Research Methods in Library and Information Science  6th Edition
Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Marie L. Radford
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN: 1440834792
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Library and Information Science 6th Edition Book Excerpt:

An essential resource for LIS master's and doctoral students, new LIS faculty, and academic librarians, this book provides expert guidance and practical examples based on current research about quantitative and qualitative research methods and design. Conducting research and successfully publishing the findings is a goal of many professionals and students in library and information science (LIS). Using the best methodology maximizes the likelihood of a successful outcome. This outstanding book broadly covers the principles, data collection techniques, and analyses of quantitative and qualitative methods as well as the advantages and limitations of each method to research design. It addresses these research methods and design by discussing the scientific method, sampling techniques, validity, reliability, and ethical concerns along with additional topics such as experimental research design, ethnographic methods, and usability testing. The book presents comprehensive information in a logical, easy-to-follow format, covering topics such as research strategies for library and information science doctoral students; planning for research; defining the problem, forming a theory, and testing the theory; the scientific method of inquiry and data collection techniques; survey research methods and questionnaires; analyzing quantitative data; interview-based research; writing research proposals; and even time management skills. LIS students and professionals can consult the text for instruction on conducting research using this array of tools as well as for guidance in critically reading and evaluating research publications, proposals, and reports. The explanations and current research examples supplied by discipline experts offer advice and strategies for completing research projects, dissertations, and theses as well as for writing grants, overcoming writer's block, collaborating with colleagues, and working with outside consultants. The answer to nearly any question posed by novice researchers is provided in this book. Now in its sixth edition, the book provides new and updated content that is even more comprehensive than before and contains added sections featuring the voices of prominent LIS scholars, researchers, and editors "Voices of the Experts" text boxes provide researchers' advice on specific methods and identify what was most important or most valuable about using a particular method and software for analysis—e.g., NVivo, SurveyMonkey, and log capture Written by coauthors with extensive expertise in research design, securing grant funding, and using the latest technology and data analysis software

Onderzoeksmethoden Voor Sportstudies

Onderzoeksmethoden Voor Sportstudies
Author: Chris Gratton,Ian Jones,Tom Robinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0415593999
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Onderzoeksmethoden Voor Sportstudies Book Excerpt:

Dit veelomvattende, toegankelijke en praktische tekstboek biedt een complete basis in kwalitatieve en kwantitatieve onderzoeksmethoden voor sportstudies studenten. Het boek omvat een stapsgewijze begeleiding vanaf het ontwerpen van een onderzoeksproject tot het verzamelen en analyseren van data en het rapporteren hierover. Het is rijk geïllustreerd met sportgerelateerde case studies en met internationale voorbeelden. In deze compleet herziene en geactualiseerde uitgave omvat het boek de meest belangrijke onderwerpen zoals: Het uitkiezen van een geschikt onderzoeksontwerp Het uitvoeren van een literatuuronderzoek Het gebruiken van een aantal belangrijke onderzoeksmethoden zoals enquêtes, interviews, inhoudsanalyse en etnografisch onderzoek Het interpreteren van gegevens inclusief een inleiding in SPSS en richtlijnen voor beschrijvende en verklarende statistiek Het schrijven van een onderzoeksrapport Het omgaan met ethische onderwerpen in sportonderzoek Ethical issues in sports research Onderzoeksmethoden voor sportstudies is geschreven als complete en onafhankelijke gids voor elk onderzoeksmethoden vak en bevat een rijkdom aan bruikbare elementen zoals definities van kernwoorden, voorbeeld tentamenvragen en praktische onderzoeksvoorbeelden. Het boek is ook een belangrijke bron voor elke student die bezig is met een afstudeerproject of een onderzoek tijdens de stage.

The Collection Program in Schools Concepts and Practices 7th Edition

The Collection Program in Schools  Concepts and Practices  7th Edition
Author: Marcia A. Mardis
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-07-31
ISBN: 1440876649
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collection Program in Schools Concepts and Practices 7th Edition Book Excerpt:

This thorough treatment of collection development for school library educators, students, and practicing school librarians provides quick access to information. This seventh edition of The Collection Program in Schools is updated in several key areas. It provides an overview of key education trends affecting school library collections, such as digital textbooks, instructional improvement systems, STEM priorities, and open educational resources (OER) use and reuse. Topics of discussion include the new AASL standards as they relate to the collection; the idea of crowdsourcing in collection development; and current trends in the school library profession, such as Future Ready Librarians and new standards from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Each chapter has been updated and revised with new material, and particular emphasis is placed on disaster preparedness and response as they pertain to policies, circulation, preservation, and moving or closing a collection. This edition also includes updates to review of curation and community analysis principles as they affect the development of the library collection. Serves as a complete guide to collection management for students as well as practitioners Addresses current educational initiatives and new AASL standards Provides creative strategies for working in a climate of change and uncertainty Looks in depth at disaster recovery policies and procedures needed for collection

Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science 2nd Edition

Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science  2nd Edition
Author: Barbara M. Wildemuth
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2016-11-14
ISBN: 1440839050
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

The second edition of this innovative textbook illustrates research methods for library and information science, describing the most appropriate approaches to a question—and showing you what makes research successful. • Provides comprehensive coverage of research methods used in library and information science, discussing their strengths, weaknesses, and biases • Presents completely updated content that includes several new chapters on innovative methods (mixed methods research and social network analysis) and more than half of the methods chapters focus on critiquing new research studies • Covers both qualitative and quantitative methods as well as mixed methods • Analyzes examples of award-winning library research

Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science

Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science
Author: Ngulube, Patrick
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 737
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN: 1799888460
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science Book Excerpt:

Mixed methods research is becoming prevalent in many fields, yet little has been done to elevate mixed methods research in information science. A comprehensive picture of information science and its problems is needed to further understand and address the issues associated with it as well as how mixed methods research can be adapted and used. The Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science discusses the quality of mixed methods studies and methodological transparency, sampling in mixed methods research, and the application of theory in mixed methods research throughout various contexts. Covering topics such as the issues and potential directions for further research in mixed methods, this comprehensive major reference work is ideal for researchers, policymakers, academicians, librarians, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Basic Research Methods for Librarians

Basic Research Methods for Librarians
Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Ronald R. Powell
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1591588634
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Research Methods for Librarians Book Excerpt:

Thoroughly updated, this book introduces the major issues involved in designing and conducting original research relevant to the fields of library and information science. * Library and information science examples to explain research methodologies and techniques * Explanations and examples of sampling procedures * A table for determining sample sizes and a random number table * Notes at the end of each chapter, plus a list of more than 400 research-related references at the end of the book

Library Data

Library Data
Author: Darby Orcutt
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2010
ISBN: 159158826X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Data Book Excerpt:

Numerical evidence is everywhere. And libraries are among the most abundant producers and storehouses of such evidence, as well as a key contact to numbers held elsewhere. But not all of this data is collected for the benefit of our users; some are integral to the functioning of the library itself. The papers in this collection run the gamut from library administrators addressing how to make data presentations appealing and effective, to an article on applying capital budgeting models to libraries, to a simple way to integrate Excel pivot tables with SQL stored procedures to create an amazingly elegant tool for vendor data analysis and visualization. They also cover specialized scenarios within, for example, the worlds of reference, collection development, serial acquisitions, web site design, and bibliographic instruction

Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century

Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century
Author: Ibironke Lawal
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2009-08-30
ISBN: 1780630158
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

The first of its kind, this book provides a theoretically informed research guide and 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 well as the general reader who may be interested in library and information science research. Apart from providing basic research tools, it acquaints librarians with a theoretical compass for dealing with digital media It pays particular attention to the electronic media Addresses topics of current interests in the field, such as user-centered services

Journal of Education for Library and Information Science

Journal of Education for Library and Information Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Education for Library and Information Science Book Excerpt:

Includes an unnumbered directory issue of the association which is cataloged separately.

Innovations in Measuring and Evaluating Scientific Information

Innovations in Measuring and Evaluating Scientific Information
Author: Jeyasekar, J. John,Saravanan, P.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2018-03-16
ISBN: 152253458X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations in Measuring and Evaluating Scientific Information Book Excerpt:

Across a variety of disciplines, data and statistics form the backbone of knowledge. To ensure the reliability and validity of data appropriate measures must be taken in conducting studies and reporting findings. Innovations in Measuring and Evaluating Scientific Information provides emerging research on the theoretical base of scientific research and information literacy. While highlighting topics, such as bibliographical databases, forensic research, and trend analysis, this book explores visualization tools, software, and techniques for science mapping and scientific literature. This book is an important resource for scientific researchers, policy makers, research funding agencies, and students.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science
Author: Allen Kent
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 1992-06-24
ISBN: 9780824722777
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science Book Excerpt:

"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Research Anthology on Innovative Research Methodologies and Utilization Across Multiple Disciplines

Research Anthology on Innovative Research Methodologies and Utilization Across Multiple Disciplines
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 663
Release: 2021-12-30
ISBN: 1668438828
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Innovative Research Methodologies and Utilization Across Multiple Disciplines Book Excerpt:

Research methodology is as old as academia itself. Research methodology shifts in strategy as it crosses different disciplines and theories. This, too, is true with the shifting landscape of research opportunities and technologies available to global researchers. To achieve the most accurate and substantial research, it is important to be knowledgeable of emerging research methodologies. The Research Anthology on Innovative Research Methodologies and Utilization Across Multiple Disciplines discusses the most recent global research innovations made across multiple fields. This anthology further discusses how these research methodologies can be applied to a variety of specific fields. Covering topics such as creative thinking, qualitative research, and the research method landscape, this book is essential for students and faculty of higher education, scientists, researchers, sociologists, computer scientists, and academicians.

Research Methods in Physical Activity

Research Methods in Physical Activity
Author: Jerry R. Thomas,Philip Martin,Jennifer Etnier,Stephen J. Silverman
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2022-04-30
ISBN: 1718201028
Category: Health
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Physical Activity Book Excerpt:

Research Methods in Physical Activity, Eighth Edition, offers step-by-step information for every aspect of the research process, providing guidelines for research methods so that students feel capable and confident using research techniques in kinesiology and exercise science disciplines

Research Methods for Librarians and Educators Practical Applications in Formal and Informal Learning Environments

Research Methods for Librarians and Educators  Practical Applications in Formal and Informal Learning Environments
Author: Ruth V. Small Ph.D.,Marcia A. Mardis
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN: 1440849633
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods for Librarians and Educators Practical Applications in Formal and Informal Learning Environments Book Excerpt:

Using an innovative, real-world approach that makes the research problem and method relevant and valuable to the reader, this book provides a broad overview of research methods used in library and information studies and associated fields. • Explains the complex topic of research methodology and statistics in simple, straightforward language • Provides examples that help clarify key concepts and points and answer potential questions • Supplies guidance with practical applications, allowing readers to see how research methods may be applied to specific situations

World Guide to Library Archive and Information Science Education

World Guide to Library  Archive and Information Science Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 3598440294
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Guide to Library Archive and Information Science Education Book Excerpt:

This directory lists education institutions world-wide where professional education and training programmes in the field of library, archive and information science are carried out at a tertiary level of education or higher. More than ten years after the publication of the last edition, this up-to-date reference source includes more than 900 universities and other institutions, and more than 1.500 relevant programmes. Entries provide contact information as well as details such as statistical information, tuition fees, admission requirements, programmes' contents.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resources in Education Book Excerpt:

Humanizing LIS Education and Practice

Humanizing LIS Education and Practice
Author: Keren Dali,Nadia Caidi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN: 1000203220
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanizing LIS Education and Practice Book Excerpt:

Humanizing LIS Education and Practice: Diversity by Design demonstrates that diversity concerns are relevant to all and need to be approached in a systematic way. Developing the Diversity by Design concept articulated by Dali and Caidi in 2017, the book promotes the notion of the diversity mindset. Grouped into three parts, the chapters within this volume have been written by an international team of seasoned academics and practitioners who make diversity integral to their professional and scholarly activities. Building on the Diversity by Design approach, the book presents case studies with practice models for two primary audiences: LIS educators and LIS practitioners. Chapters cover a range of issues, including, but not limited to, academic promotion and tenure; the decolonization of LIS education; engaging Indigenous and multicultural communities; librarians’ professional development in diversity and social justice; and the decolonization of library access practices and policies. As a collection, the book illustrates a systems-thinking approach to fostering diversity and inclusion in LIS, integrating it by design into the LIS curriculum and professional practice. Calling on individuals, organizations, policymakers, and LIS educators to make diversity integral to their daily activities and curriculum, Humanizing LIS Education and Practice: Diversity by Design will be of interest to anyone engaged in research and professional practice in Library and Information Science.

Library and Information Science Annual

Library and Information Science Annual
Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
Publsiher: Cooper Square Pub
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9780872875968
Category: Editing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library and Information Science Annual Book Excerpt:

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Author: Delmus E. Williams,Janine Golden
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-02-21
ISBN: 1781907455
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Library Administration and Organization Book Excerpt:

Volume 32 of Advances in Library Administration and Organization brings together a collection of studies which highlight up and coming issues that today's library managers and researchers face.