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TitleApplications of social research methods to questions in information and library science
Author Barbara M. Wildemuth, editor
ImprintSanta Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, [2017]
Edition Second edition
Descript ix, 433 pages ; 27 cm

CONTENT

Part I. Research questions in information and library science -- Using research results to improve practice in the information professions / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Developing a research question / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Questions originating in library and information practice / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Descriptions of phenomena or settings / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Testing hypotheses / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Questions related to theory / Chad Morgan and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Part II. Research designs and sampling -- Case studies / Songphan Choemprayong and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Naturalistic research / Abe J. Crystal and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Longitudinal studies / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Delphi studies / Lili Luo and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Quasi-experimental studies / Carolyn Hank and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Experimental studies / Barbara M. Wildemuth and Leo L. Cao -- Mixed methods / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Sampling for extensive studies / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Sampling for intensive studies / Barbara M. Wildemuth and Leo L. Cao -- Studying special populations / Carol L. Perryman and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Part III. Methods for data collection -- Historical research / Chad Morgan and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Existing documents and artifacts as data / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Visual data collection methods / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Transaction logs / Laura Sheble, Barbara M. Wildemuth, and Kathy Brennan -- Think-aloud protocols / Sanghee Oh and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Direct observation / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Participant observation / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Research diaries / Laura Sheble, Leslie Thomson, and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Unstructured interviews / Yan Zhang and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Semistructured interviews / Lili Luo and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Focus groups / Barbara M. Wildemuth and Mary Wilkins Jordan -- Survey research / Carolyn Hank, Mary Wilkins Jordan, and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Measuring cognitive and affective variables / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Developing new measures / Songphan Choemprayong and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Part IV. Methods for data analysis -- Content analysis / Kristina M. Spurgin and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Qualitative analysis of content / Yan Zhang and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Discourse analysis / Barbara M. Wildemuth and Carol L. Perryman -- Social network analysis / Laura Sheble, Kathy Brennan, and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Descriptive statistics / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Frequencies, cross-tabulation, and the chi-square statistic / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Analyzing sequences of events / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Correlation / Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Comparing means : t tests and analysis of variance / Abe J. Crystal and Barbara M. Wildemuth -- Part V. Conclusion -- Putting it all together / Barbara M. Wildemuth


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