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The Resource Qualitative research for the information professional : a practical handbook, G.E. Gorman and Peter Clayton ; with contributions from Sydney J. Shep and Adela Clayton

Qualitative research for the information professional : a practical handbook, G.E. Gorman and Peter Clayton ; with contributions from Sydney J. Shep and Adela Clayton

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Qualitative research for the information professional : a practical handbook
Title
Qualitative research for the information professional
Title remainder
a practical handbook
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G.E. Gorman and Peter Clayton ; with contributions from Sydney J. Shep and Adela Clayton
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Language
eng
Summary
This established text is the only introduction to qualitative research methodologies in the field of library and information management. Its extensive coverage encompasses all aspects of qualitative research work from conception to completion, and all types of study in a variety of settings from multi-site projects to data organization. The book features many case studies and examples, and offers a comprehensive manual of practice designed for LIS professionals. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and includes three new chapters. It has been updated to take account of the substantial growth in the amount and quality of web-based information relevant to qualitative research methods and practice, and the many developments in software applications and resources. The authors have identified a clear need for a new chapter on the evaluation of existing research, as a gateway into new research for information professionals. The final chapter, 'Human Resources In Knowledge Management', takes the form of a model case study, and is an 'ideal' qualitative investigation in an information setting. It exemplifies many of the approaches to qualitative research discussed in earlier chapters. Directed primarily at the beginner researcher, this book also offers a practical refresher in this important area for the more experienced researcher. It is a useful tool for all practitioners and researchers in information organizations, whether libraries, archives, knowledge management centres, record management centres, or any other type of information service provider
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UkCbUP
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Gorman, G. E.
Dewey number
020.72
Index
index present
LC call number
Z669.7
LC item number
.G675 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Clayton, Peter
  • Shep, Sydney J
  • Clayton, Adela
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  • Information science
  • Qualitative research
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Qualitative research for the information professional : a practical handbook, G.E. Gorman and Peter Clayton ; with contributions from Sydney J. Shep and Adela Clayton
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The nature of qualitative research -- Evaluating qualitative research -- Qualitative research design in information organizations -- Case studies in information organizations -- Laying the foundations for fieldwork -- Beginning fieldwork -- Observation -- Interviewing -- Group discussion techniques -- Historical investigation -- Recording fieldwork data -- Analysing qualitative data from information organizations -- Writing qualitative research reports -- Human resources in knowledge management: a case study
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CR9781856047982
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781856044721
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
Label
Qualitative research for the information professional : a practical handbook, G.E. Gorman and Peter Clayton ; with contributions from Sydney J. Shep and Adela Clayton
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Jul 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of qualitative research -- Evaluating qualitative research -- Qualitative research design in information organizations -- Case studies in information organizations -- Laying the foundations for fieldwork -- Beginning fieldwork -- Observation -- Interviewing -- Group discussion techniques -- Historical investigation -- Recording fieldwork data -- Analysing qualitative data from information organizations -- Writing qualitative research reports -- Human resources in knowledge management: a case study
Control code
CR9781856047982
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781856044721
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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