Browse Library Trends 55 (1) Summer 2006: Research Methods by Subject "Observation"

  • Baker, Lynda M. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2006)
    As an ethnographic research method, observation has a long history. The value of observation is that it permits researchers to study people in their native environment in order to understand “things” from their perspective. ...

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  • McKechnie, Lynne (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2006)
    Participant observation, unlike the more traditional approach of querying adults about children’s experiences, is identified as an appropriate and effective method for studying babies and toddlers in public library ...

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