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ERIC Number: EJ1171501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Vignettes: Implications for LIS Research
Benedetti, Allison; Jackson, John; Luo, Lili
College & Research Libraries, v79 n2 p222-236 Mar 2018
Vignettes, brief descriptions of fictional characters and situations, serve as a tool to study people's lives, perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about specific situations. Although not widely used in library and information science (LIS) research, vignettes can depersonalize responses to controversial situations or behavioral responses related to abstract concepts when employed in focus groups, in-depth interviews, or surveys. We use two research projects, one focused on the Association of College and Research Libraries' "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" and one on the vocabulary used to describe library services, to discuss the strengths of vignettes and implications for LIS research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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