ERIC Number: EJ1064835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
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Moving beyond Citation Analysis: How Surveys and Interviews Enhance, Enrich, and Expand Your Research Findings
deVries, Susann; Kelly, Robert; Storm, Paula M.
College & Research Libraries, v71 n5 p456-466 Sep 2010
A traditional mixed methods research model of citation analysis, a survey, and interviews was selected to determine if the Bruce T. Halle Library at Eastern Michigan University owned the content that faculty cited in their research, if the collection was being utilized, and what library services the faculty used. The combination of objective data gleaned from the citation analysis and survey coupled with the personal, in-depth information gained from the interviews was instrumental in increasing the value of the study for its use in collection management decisions, and showed how effectual the services and collection are in supporting the research needs of the faculty at EMU.
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Citation Analysis, Surveys, Interviews, College Libraries, Library Research, Research Libraries, Users (Information), Use Studies, Periodicals, Library Services, Teacher Researchers, Public Colleges
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan