Thursday, January 17, 2013

Basic Research Methods for Librarians

Connaway, Lynn Silipigni and Ronald R. Power. Basic Research Methods for Librarians, 5th ed. Libraries Unlimited, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-59158-865-8

Basic Description
Addressed to practicing librarians and other information professionals, as well as master's and doctoral students in LIS programs, Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition specifically covers the research methodologies likely to be used by librarians, providing guidance on designing and conducting research and publishing research results.

Chapters include:

  • Research and Librarianship
  • Developing the Research Study
  • Selecting the Research Method
  • Survey Research and Sampling
  • Data Collection Techniques
  • Experimental Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Historical Research
  • Analysis of Data
  • Writing the Research Proposal
  • Writing the Research Report