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The Resource Research methods in information, Alison Jane Pickard ; with contributions from Sue Childs [and others]

Research methods in information, Alison Jane Pickard ; with contributions from Sue Childs [and others]

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Research methods in information
Title
Research methods in information
Statement of responsibility
Alison Jane Pickard ; with contributions from Sue Childs [and others]
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The long-awaited 2nd edition of this best-selling research methods handbook is fully updated and includes brand new coverage of online research methods and techniques, mixed methodology and qualitative analysis. There is an entire chapter contributed by Professor Julie McLeod, Sue Childs and Elizabeth Lomas focusing on research data management, applying evidence from the recent JISC funded 'DATUM' project. The first to focus entirely on the needs of the information and communications community, it guides the would-be researcher through the variety of possibilities open to them under the heading "research" and provides students with the confidence to embark on their dissertations. The focus here is on the 'doing' and although the philosophy and theory of research is explored to provide context, this is essentially a practical exploration of the whole research process with each chapter fully supported by examples and exercises tried and tested over a whole teaching career. The book will take readers through each aspect of the research process including: the major research paradigms reviewing the literature defining the research the research proposal sampling research ethics methods including case studies, surveys, experimental research, ethnography, Delphi study, action research, historical research and grounded theory collection techniques including interviews, questionnaires, observation, diaries, focus groups, usability testing, qualitative and quantitative data analysis software for analysis virtual research presenting the research It is essential reading for students of information and communications studies and archives and records management, and will be an invaluable handbook for practitioners beginning a piece of research
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Pickard, Alison Jane
Dewey number
020.72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Childs, Susan
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  • Information science
  • Information science
  • Informations- und Dokumentationswissenschaft
  • Forschung
  • Methode
Label
Research methods in information, Alison Jane Pickard ; with contributions from Sue Childs [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Starting the research process -- Research methods -- Data collection techniques -- Data analysis and research presentation
Control code
827258645
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxii, 361 pages
Isbn
9781555709365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)827258645
Label
Research methods in information, Alison Jane Pickard ; with contributions from Sue Childs [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Starting the research process -- Research methods -- Data collection techniques -- Data analysis and research presentation
Control code
827258645
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxii, 361 pages
Isbn
9781555709365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)827258645

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