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Title:The Model of Science and Scientific Models in Librarianship
Author(s):Brooks, Terrence A.
Subject(s):Library administration Decision making.
Abstract:GOLDHOR’S CHALLENGE TO LIBRARIANSHIP to find invariant, universal relationships among library variables is discussed. Scientific problem solving is seen within the context of Kuhnian science, and research in librarianship is considered as not having the characteristics of Kuhnian science. The work of librarianship is analyzed as primarily a discussion of values, or post hoc rationalization of events. It is concluded that library problem solving will not succeed until fundamental problems are addressed.
Issue Date:1989
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In Library Trends 38 (2) 1989: Problem solving in libraries: a festschrift in honor of Herbert Goldhor: 237-249
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 1989 Board of Trustees University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-05-22

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