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Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 7th Edition

by Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Marie L. Radford

The revised seventh edition of this popular text provides instruction and guidance for professionals and students in library and information science who want to conduct research and publish findings, as well as for practicing professionals who want a broad overview of the current literature.

Providing a broad introduction to research design, the authors include principles, data collection techniques, and analyses of quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as advantages and limitations of each method and updated bibliographies. Chapters cover the scientific method, sampling, validity, reliability, and ethical concerns along with quantitative and qualitative methods. LIS students and professionals will consult this text not only for instruction on conducting research but also for guidance in critically reading and evaluating research publications, proposals, and reports.

As in the previous edition, discipline experts provide advice, tips, and strategies for completing research projects, dissertations, and theses; writing grants; overcoming writer's block; collaborating with colleagues; and working with outside consultants. Journal and book editors discuss how to publish and identify best practices and understudied topics, as well as what they look for in submissions.

Connaway, Lynn Silipigni and Marie L. Radford. Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 7th edition. Santa Barbara, CA, Libraries Unlimited, 2021. 528 pp.

ISBN-13: 978-1440878572
Available in paperback - $72.26. and eTextbook.