Lynn Silipigni Connaway joins Ronald R. Powell to revise and reorganize research methods monograph just released by Libraries Unlimited
The authors take the perspective that library-related research should be as sound as any scientific research, and basic concepts are presented accordingly. Its primary purpose is to help teach the skills necessary for a librarian to conduct rigorous, basic research.
Additions to the text include:
- expanded sections on ethics in research and focus-group interviews
- a section on sampling in-library use
- an appendix addressing how to get published
- more consideration of research about electronic technology
- a greater focus on utilizing electronic technology to conduct research
- updated references to other sources
- additional works cited where appropriate.
It is not a simple matter to conduct rigorous research, but it can be interesting, enlightening, and rewarding. This book should help and encourage librarians and others to become more active and productive researchers.
Basic Research Methods for Librarians, 4th edition, by Ronald R. Powell and Lynn Silipigni Connaway is available from Libraries Unlimited in both hardcover and paperback editions.
Ronald R. Powell is Professor in the Library and Information Science Program at Wayne State University.
Lynn Silipigni Connaway is a Consulting Research Scientist at the OCLC Office of Research.
To access the publisher's page for Basic Research Methods for Librarians, 4th edition, go to:
- hardcover: 1591581036
- paperback: 1591581125
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