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Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science (Paperback)
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The second edition of this innovative textbook illustrates research methods for library and information science, describing the most appropriate approaches to a question—and showing you what makes research successful.
• Provides comprehensive coverage of research methods used in library and information science, discussing their strengths, weaknesses, and biases
• Presents completely updated content that includes several new chapters on innovative methods (mixed methods research and social network analysis) and more than half of the methods chapters focus on critiquing new research studies
• Covers both qualitative and quantitative methods as well as mixed methods
• Analyzes examples of award-winning library research