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.
Before describing briefly each contribution, it is important to define "research methods
" because as Williamson, Burstein, and McKemmish (2000) pointed out, research methods
and data collection techniques are sometimes difficult to distinguish.
This kind of task does not feel as intimidating as developing and learning other kinds of research methods
. To master's students, and maybe even research students, it is a question of choosing a research method
that is closely related to the areas they actually control (that is, meeting people and conducting interviews).
Beyond the traditional research methods
, more advanced statistical analysis of the data consists of these processes:
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.
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.
Introduction to qualitative research methods
: A phenomenological approach to the social sciences.
Prof Dr Rubeena Zakar, Dr Khalil Ahmed, faculty members and MPhil/PhD scholars from various departments attended the workshop on its opening day.On the first day, Dr Mustafa Aksakal from Germany's Bielefeld University delivered his keynote lecture on comparative analysis and use of quantitative and qualitative research methods
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.
Applications of Social Research Methods
to Questions in Information and Library Science, Second Edition.
With an increasing amount of empirical research being conducted in interpreting studies through social science, humanities and interdisciplinary lenses, more interest is being paid to the nature of the research methods
Woodward (eds), The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods
. New York: Routledge, 2016, 432 pp.