Basic Research Methods for Librarians, 4th Edition (Library by Ronald R. Powell

By Ronald R. Powell

Most library post-graduate courses train study equipment utilizing typical examine tools textbooks. in spite of the fact that, this ground-breaking textbook covers the elemental study methodologies more likely to be utilized by librarians with an orientation to library matters. it is usually easy directions on writing the learn concept and the examine report.

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97. ” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 27 (March 2001): 88. 98. Sharon A. Hogan and Mary W. George, “Cropping Up: Librarians’ Desire to Conduct Serious Research,” Research Strategies 4 (Spring 1986): 58. 99. “Putting OUR Knowledge to Work,” Special Libraries Association. 100. html. 101. McClure and Bishop, “Status of Research in Library/Information Science,” 127–43. 102. Bluma C. D. , University of California at Berkeley, 1977). 103. Charles R. , Library and Information Science Research: Perspectives and Strategies for Improvement (Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing, 1991).

They are creations of scholars and theorists. They are not independent beings with lives separate from their creators. It is the reification of these concepts and the processes by which they are created and perpetuated that capture our attention here. Numerous historians and sociologists of science have addressed these issues. Among the better known have been Thomas Kuhn, Nicholas Mullins, Charles Camic, and Stephen J. Gould. 22 While Kuhn’s position is not consistent with the one proposed here, he makes some important observations and is a good example of the dialectical process that occurs through intellectual exchanges.

Ormrod, Practical Research; Planning and Design, 8th edition. Published by Allyn and Bacon/Merrill Education, Boston, MA. Copyright ©2005 by Pearson Education. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. 28 Basic Research Methods for Librarians These objectives can be met, at least in part, by reading published research, which often identifies needed research in the field. Doctoral dissertations are particularly good sources of suggestions for further research. Another potentially useful activity can be the checking of new bibliographies and other lists of related materials.

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