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ERIC Number: ED174225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
Qualitative Methods and a Phenomenological Perspective in Library Research.
Natoli, Joseph P.
A phenomenological approach to library research utilizing qualitative research methods is contrasted to a positivist-behaviorist approach utilizing quantitative methods. Psychological understanding of a situation attained by means of accurate description, and subjectivity and associated intentionality are presented as part of the phenomenological perspective. Criticism of various aspects of theory and hypothesis formulation, sampling, and observation is presented in the light of the phenomenological approach. The argument here is for the use of an appropriate research orientation in regard to those aspects of librarianship which cannot be treated justly according to the positivist-behaviorist model. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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