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Qualitative Research and the Modern Library by Valeda Dent Goodman

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Learning more about qualitative research

Abstract:

This chapter provides some suggestions for ways in which librarians might educate themselves about the history, theories, and practice of qualitative work. A list of professional organizations and resources is provided.

Key words

professional organizations

libraries

research workshops

qualitative research conferences

Most of us who are librarians by profession have never formally learned research methods and practice. It is not uncommon to encounter librarians who are learning about research methods for the first time, on the job, when faced with the need to do so in order to study some relevant phenomenon.

The need for librarians to be familiar with research methods may not be seen as ...

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