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ERIC Number: ED256359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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A Comparison of the Investigation and Curriculum Necessities of the Department of Sociology at Ball State University with Bracken Library Resources. A Research Paper.
Humes, Robert W.
This paper outlines the procedures for a study that will focus on the information needs of the 12 Department of Sociology faculty members at Ball State University. By comparing needs of the sociology department with current holdings in the library, deficiencies in monograph and serial holdings are expected to be identified. Needs are defined here as the primary information sources students use to complete their coursework and the materials containing in-depth knowledge conducive to faculty research. Among the questions to be considered are whether the sources listed in course bibliographies of the Department of Sociology are available in Bracken Library, and whether the serials and monographs cited in the publications of current faculty members are available in the library. Following a review of the related literature and a brief historical background, the study procedures are defined in terms of population, data collection, data reduction, and data analysis. Finally, a 10-week timetable outlines the significant events in the study. A sample letter to faculty members is appended, and a 13-item bibliography is included. (THC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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