6" x 9"
Year Published: 2013
This title will be available Fall 2013. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available.
This very practical guide is designed for librarians and information professionals undertaking their own research in the workplace. Written by academics and practitioners to offer a thorough but common sense approach the narrative offers a step-by-step guide, interweaving case studies drawn from practice, practical exercises, opportunities for reflection and summary boxes, to make the learning process more meaningful.
The text is divided into three sections which guide you through each stage of the research process:
- Getting started introducing the concepts, ethics and planning stages
- Doing research exploring the literature review, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis and research tools
- Impact of research which guides you through writing up your research, putting the results of your research into practice and dissemination to the wider community
This is the essential handbook for any librarian or information professional who wants to undertake research in the workplace in order to inform their own practice and the wider evidence base for library and information science. It’s also a useful guide for undergraduate and postgraduate LIS students undertaking their final year research project.