Finally, Wurm and Napier discuss how community participatory research methods
can be used to engage all stakeholders in any interpreting research, including interpreters themselves, service users and service providers.
Since implementing these modules, our students have taken on more rigorous questions, asked research questions that were more appropriate to their chosen research method
, executed their studies successfully, and developed confidence in their ability to conduct research.
For any LIS researcher, this volume contains a wealth of information not only in the description of each method and its use in LIS studies but also in the numerous citations to seminal works on each research method
Factors other than the number of method courses seemed to influence the choice of research method
First, is it important that accurate descriptions of health services research methods
, and the evidence that they work, be available to the public?
For those in the information and social sciences who seek a text that will encourage research, explain research methodologies, discuss different types of data analysis techniques, and facilitate data interpretation, Practical Research Methods
for Librarians and Information Professionals is a good choice.
Lynne McKechnie is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario where she teaches children's literature, library services for children, everyday life information practices, research methods
, and reference.
A strategy for overcoming some of the problems associated with teaching research methods
in a single academic term was developed.
If a minor was offered, we collected general information about the minor requirements, specifically if the minor had a research methods
and/or lab requirement.
Organized into six sections, this textbook covers relevant aspects of research methods
for information and library science, from developing the initial question to methods of data collection and analysis.
Later chapters address data collection methods for large sources of data, qualitative research methods
, and descriptive data analysis.
From field research to analysis and evaluation efforts, GIS Research Methods
adopts a wide-ranging perspective and approach that doesn't rely on a particular program's version or incarnation to prove successfully accessible.