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The Resource Qualitative research and the modern library, Valeda Dent Goodman, (electronic resource)

Qualitative research and the modern library, Valeda Dent Goodman, (electronic resource)

Label
Qualitative research and the modern library
Title
Qualitative research and the modern library
Statement of responsibility
Valeda Dent Goodman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Dent, Valeda Frances
LC call number
Z669.7
LC item number
.G66 2011eb
Series statement
Chandos information professional series
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  • Library use studies
  • Qualitative research
  • Library statistics
  • Research
Summary expansion
The use and application of qualitative and quantitative research within a library service setting has traditionally been seen as an onerous task with little relevance for the evaluation and examination of day-to-day activities of the library. This book will provide an overview of the history of qualitative research within the modern library. Its present-day role will be examined and suggestions provided for areas that might be suited to this type of research for the purposes of evaluation. The author will discuss how the results from such research might be applied, and the overall impact of using this type of research to inform development of a more user-centred organisation. Those libraries that have ventured bravely down the research path have leaned more heavily towards the use of standardized surveys and other similar instruments to gather feedback about performance, meet user needs, and reveal areas for improvement. This type of internal research shows that if it is done in a focused manner there may be keys in terms of bolstering budgetary support, implementing/improving programs and services, and supporting user needs. This book will provide examples of some qualitative studies, and also discuss different methodologies and their application in a simple, straightforward manner
Label
Qualitative research and the modern library, Valeda Dent Goodman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000747317
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781843346449
Note
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000747317
Label
Qualitative research and the modern library, Valeda Dent Goodman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000747317
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781843346449
Note
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000747317

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