Practical Research Methods for Librarians and Information Professionals

ISBN-10: 155570591X
ISBN-13: 9781555705916
Edition: 2007
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 306
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298

Lee is credited by many to be the founding father of online PR. He started out with Way to Blue, a company which now has a team of over 40 and offices in London, Madrid, Paris, Rome and Berlin. As well as Queer Fish in God's Waiting Room, he also had an Oasis biography published in 1996. He plans to have at least one book published per decade and is currently working on a second novel. He lives in Stoke Newington with his wife, Claire, and two young children.

List of Figures
Perfacexi
Acknowledgements
The Benefits of Research
Why Research Matters
Using This Book
References
The Research Process
Finding a Topic
Formulating Questions
Defining the Population
Selecting a Research Design
Gathering Data
Interpreting the Evidence
Telling the Story
References
Content Analysis
Finding a Topic
Formulating Questions
Defining the Population
Selection a Research Design
Gathering Data
Interpreting the Evidence
Telling the Story
References
Interviews and Focus Groups
Finding a Topic
Formulating Questions
Defining the Population
Selecting a Research Design
Gathering Data
Interpreting the Evidence
Telling the Story
References
Observation and Usability
Finiding a Topic
Formulating Questions
Defining the Population
Selecting a Research Design
Gathering Data
Interpreting the Evidence
Telling the Story
References
Experimental Research
Finding a Topic
Formulating Questions
Defining the Population
Selecting a Research Design
Gathering Data
Interpreting the Evidence
Telling the story
References
Bibliometrics
Finding a Topic
Formulating Questions
Defining the Population
Selecting a Research Design
Gathering Data
Interpreting the Evidence
Telling the Story
References
Action Research
Finding a Topic
Defining the Population
Formulating Questions
Selecting a Research Design
Gathering Data
Interpreting the Evidence
Telling the Story
References
Classroom Research
Finding a Topic
Formulating Questions
Defining the Population
Selecting a Research Design
Gathering Data
Interpreting the Evidence
Telling the Story
References
Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Research
Asking the Wrong Questions
Gathering Data in the Wrong Context
Using Unrepresentative Samples of Not Recognizing Response Bias
Seeing What You Want to See
Heisenberg's Uncertainty principle
Presenting Numbers without Addressing Their Significance
Jumping to Conclusions
Legal and Ethical Guidelines for Research
References
Synergies in Research
Researching from your Job
Conducting Meta-Analyses
Performing Secondary Research
References
Index
About the Authors

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