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

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Recent Titles in Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science
Missionaries of the Book: The American Library Profession and the Origins of United States Cultural Diplomacy Gary E. Kraske
The Politics of an Emerging Profession: The American Library Association, 1876-1917 Wayne A. Wiegand
Foreign Students in American Library Education: Impact on Home Countries Maxine K. Rochester
Academic Librarians and Cataloging Networks: Visibility, Quality Control, and Professional Status Ruth Hafter
Activism in American Librarianship, 1962-1973 Mary Lee Bundy and Frederick J. Stielow, editors
Librarianship: A Third World Perspective Rosario Gassol de Horowitz
Pascal Programming for Libraries: Illustrative Examples for Information Specialists Charles H. Davis, Gerald W. Lundeen, and Deborah Shaw
The Culture and Control of Expertise: Toward a Sociological Understanding of Librarianship Michael F. Winter
The American Public Library and the Problem of Purpose Patrick Williams
Public Librarianship: An Issues-Oriented Approach Verna L. Pungitore

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  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Copyrightt Acknowledgments v
  • Contents ix
  • Figures xi
  • Foreword xiii
  • Preface xv
  • 1 - The Theory Underlying Naturalistic Inquiry 1
  • Notes 20
  • 2 - Selecting, Defining, and Limiting Your Study 23
  • Notes 37
  • 3 - Collecting and Analyzing Naturalistic Data: An Integrated Activity 39
  • Notes 67
  • 4 - Intensive Analysis for Theory Generation 69
  • Notes 94
  • 5 - Presenting Your Findings 97
  • Prologue: Guidelines for Naturalistic Reporting 100
  • References 123
  • Epilogue: Contrasting the Two Reports 124
  • EPILOGUE: CONTRASTING THE TWO REPORTS 128
  • 6 - Naturalistic Inquiry for Research in Library Science 131
  • Notes 144
  • 7 - Naturalistic Inquiry for Evaluation in Library Science 147
  • Notes 166
  • 8 - Naturalistic Inquiry as a Teaching Method in Library Science 169
  • Selected Bibliography 191
  • Index 199
  • About the Author 203
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