Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 6th Edition
by: Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Marie L. Radford
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 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.
Connaway, L. S., & Radford, M. L. 2016. Research Methods in Library and Information Science (6th ed.). Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited.