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ERIC Number: ED160123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Research as a Basis for the Recognition of Librarianship as a Profession.
Boaz, Martha
A survey was conducted to ascertain how much time faculty members of library schools and other professional schools spend on research and teaching, how many publications they produce, and their general opinions about research and related topics. Questionnaires were sent to 264 faculty members of the 22 accredited library schools offering doctoral programs and to 106 faculty members in a selected group of professional schools at the University of Southern California (USC). A 53.7 percent response rate was obtained from library school faculty and 57.9 percent response rate for other professional school faculty at USC. Responses to each question are presented in descriptive form for each group separately and for the sample group as a whole. Major findings include: (1) 72 percent of all respondents either agreed or heartily agreed that research is the primary basis for recognition in their field; (2) 75 percent of the library school faculty and 60 percent of the professional school faculty strongly agreed that fields in which research is done dominated the school intellectually; (3) 31 percent of all respondents spend 50 percent of their time for graduate instruction and preparation; (4) 25 percent of all respondents had published more than 15 articles though professional school faculty had published more than the library school faculty; and (5) 39 percent of all respondents were more interested in applied research than in pure research. (JPF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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