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Qualitative Research and the Modern Library by Valeda Dent Goodman

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Examples of qualitative research in non-library settings

Abstract:

This chapter explores several examples of qualitative work in other settings, including the entertainment field, nursing, and academia.

Key words

A.C. Nielsen

qualitative nursing research

ethnographic research of students

student habits

Librarians and others interested in discovering how users work and what they need can learn a lot from the practice and application of qualitative research in other areas. This chapter will briefly review just a few examples of novel qualitative approaches from the academic, nursing/medical, and media industries.

Becoming a student: research in an academic environment

In the spring of 2002, Professor Cathy Small, an anthropology professor ...

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