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Revelle, Andy; Messner, Kevin; Shrimplin, Aaron; Hurst, Susan – College & Research Libraries, 2012
Q-methodology was used to identify clusters of opinions about e-books at Miami University. The research identified four distinct opinion types among those investigated: Book Lovers, Technophiles, Pragmatists, and Printers. The initial Q-methodology study results were then used as a basis for a large-n survey of undergraduates, graduate students,…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Users (Information), Attitudes
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Shrimplin, Aaron K.; Revelle, Andy; Hurst, Susan; Messner, Kevin – College & Research Libraries, 2011
Q methodology was used to determine attitudes and opinions about e-books among a group of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates at Miami University of Ohio. Oral interviews formed the basis for a collection of opinion statements concerning e-books versus print. These statements were then ranked by a second group of research participants.…
Descriptors: Q Methodology, College Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students