Browse Library Trends by Subject "Research methods"

  • Saxton, Matthew L. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2006)
    Meta-analysis is a method for summarizing statistical findings across multiple research studies. It is a useful method for assessing the level of agreement or disagreement surrounding a given research question. The ...

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  • 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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  • Williamson, Kirsty (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2006)
    This article discusses the undertaking of research using a constructivist philosophical framework and ethnographic techniques, which can include individual interviews, focus groups, observation, and questionnaires. It ...

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  • McKibbon, K. Ann (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2006)
    Systematic reviews are review articles that are completed using predefined methods to minimize bias inherent to observational studies. Systematic reviews are important to librarians because they integrate evidence across ...

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  • Zach, Lisl (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2006)
    The case study method, and in particular the multiple–case studies design, offers LIS researchers a proven tool for achieving a deep understanding of a specific phenomenon—-for example, the information- seeking behavior ...

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