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ERIC Number: EJ503398
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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ISSN: ISSN-0024-2519
The Use and Misuse of Anthropological Methods in Library and Information Science Research.
Sandstrom, Alan R.; Sandstrom, Pamela Effrein
Library Quarterly, v65 n2 p161-99 Apr 1995
Notes an antiscientific bias in writings that proclaim the value of qualitative approaches for studying information problems. Discusses the following methodological concerns: (1) scientific versus nonscientific traditions; (2) distinction between emic and etic perspectives; (3) artificial divide between qualitative and quantitative techniques; (4) inductive versus deductive research; and (5) challenges of portraying real people in scientific reports. (152 references) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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