Many working librarians discover that original research would help them advocate for their libraries, but some graduate programs teach only limited research skills. This guide combines elements of multiple traditional text topics into one concise manual for professionals in the field, teaching types of research methods, how to do research in the field, and how to run and interpret statistical tests.
Designed for all librarians, this book is a practical guide to engaging with the research process, from identifying a problem to sharing findings with others. Authors Kaitlin Gerrity and Scott Lanning have packed this introductory guide and reference book with short, to-the-point information that librarians will refer to often at all stages of a research project. From research ethics to statistical significance and everything in between, this primer is the point-of-need resource for librarians in public, academic, and school libraries who wish to use original research to support the profession.
- Combines elements of multiple traditional text topics into one concise manual for professionals in the field
- Offers a practical approach for working professionals looking to supplement a skill area not always taught in graduate programs
- Addresses a critical area of need for librarians: using research for advocacy, problem solving, and supporting the profession