Naturalistic Inquiry for Library Science: Methods and Applications for Research, Evaluation, and Teaching


This unique volume in the library field takes the methods of naturalistic research developed in anthropology and applies them to information studies and library science. The chapters provide a step-by-step description of the various aspects of naturalistic inquiry, covering the background theories, complete methodology, and practical suggestions for library applications. Clearly written in a direct and engaging style, the book is the first study of natural inquiry to be specifically directed toward librarianship.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990


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