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Keren Dali; Deborah Charbonneau – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
This article presents the Holistic Empowering Methodological Approach (HEMA), which is philosophically informed by the concept of diversity by design; epistemologically and methodologically guided by hermeneutic phenomenology; and supported by the method of qualitative survey combined with the Single Question Aimed at Inducing Narrative (SQUIN)…
Descriptors: Library Science, Doctoral Programs, Information Science Education, Doctoral Students
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Lenese M. Colson; Nicole D. Alemanne; Changwoo Yang – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2024
This article describes the evolution of a required Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) research methods course moving to a focus on evidence-based library and information practice (EBLIP). It describes how a research methods course was revised, beginning with results from a "typical" course review and morphing into work that…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Library Science, Information Science, Masters Degrees
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Hollister, Jonathan M.; Burnett, Gary; Lee, Jisue; Skinner, Julia – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2023
Dissertation work is traditionally a solo, perhaps isolating, endeavor. In qualitative content analysis in the social sciences, the student applies a codebook, whether of their own creation or an adaptation of an existing theory or framework, which is appropriate to their research context and method without collaborating with others. The theory of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Guides, Information Science Education
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Colón-Aguirre, Mónica; Bright, Kawanna – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Despite demographic changes which indicate larger numbers of racial and ethnic minorities make up most of American society, library and information science (LIS) research remains focused on majority groups. This work proposes ways in which researchers and LIS educators can incorporate more diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into their…
Descriptors: Diversity, Equal Education, Inclusion, Library Science
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Mee Park, Jung – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2022
Library and information science (LIS) research is becoming more quantitative. However, statistics is not extensively taught within LIS research methods courses, and statistics courses are uncommon within LIS programs. Previous research on statistics in LIS revealed that researchers have mainly relied on descriptive statistics in publications. This…
Descriptors: Statistics Education, Library Science, Information Science Education, Sociology
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Matusiak, Krystyna K.; Bright, Kawanna – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2020
Training in research methodology is an essential component of educating twenty-first century information professionals and library practitioners. Traditionally, competencies in library and information science (LIS) education emphasized the fundamental knowledge of research methods and critical skills in evaluating the findings. However, librarians…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Courses, Masters Programs, Library Education
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Alemanne, Nicole D.; Mandel, Lauren H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This paper reports on an investigation into the effectiveness of teaching research methods in library and information science (LIS). A review of the literature revealed that the LIS community is engaged in a continuing debate about the most effective means for teaching research methods courses in master's-level LIS programs. Many LIS master's…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Information Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Luo, Lili – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
A small number of LIS degree programs have adopted a diversified approach to research methods education, including offering an array of specialized research methods courses in addition to a general introductory course. The current study conducted an in-depth investigation of the diversified research methods curriculum of the LIS program at San…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Research Methodology, Higher Education
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Mandel, Lauren H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
Research methods education in LIS master's degree programs is facing several difficult questions: should a methods course be required, what content should be taught in that course, and what is the most effective mechanism for teaching that content. There is little consensus about what should be taught or how, but the American Library Association,…
Descriptors: Library Science, Masters Programs, Research Methodology, Research Skills
Irvin, Vanessa – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
This article is an exploration of ways in which LIS educators can consider culture, heritage, and identity as a framework for becoming participatory agents of their teaching practices in the LIS classroom. To support this framework, this discussion introduces the research methodology, practitioner inquiry, as a meaningful approach to studying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Science, Information Science, Teaching Methods
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Evans, Abigail; Dresang, Eliza; Campana, Katie; Feldman, Erika – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
Over the past two decades, preparation of LIS professionals to conduct credible research has been both scrutinized and encouraged by a variety of scholars. The conclusion of these researchers has been that there is a paucity of courses and that opportunities for students to participate in authentic field research are few. There is a resulting need…
Descriptors: Action Research, Graduate Students, Student Research, Research Methodology
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Stielow, Frederick J.; Tibbo, Helen R. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Describes the addition of a collection management module to an advanced reference course in the arts and humanities, and reports the preliminary findings of a practicum that used the Research Libraries Group Conspectus as a basis for collection analysis in the humanities for a university library. (Author/CLB)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Graduate Study, Humanities
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Wang, Chih; Layne, Benjamin H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1987
Describes the methodology of White's survey of the perceived quality of library education programs, and examines the validity of using the results to rank library schools. The correlation between perception rankings and number of graduates per school are presented and discussed as a possible biasing factor in White's results. (CLB)
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Library Schools
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Schrader, Alvin M. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1985
Describes and evaluates bibliometric patterns in articles published by former "Journal of Education for Librarianship" (JEL) during first 24 volumes of existence. Article scholarliness; refereeing policy; occupational status of authors; and most cited journals, authors, and titles are covered. Excluded items, publication format codes,…
Descriptors: Authors, Citations (References), Higher Education, Library Education
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Patterson, Charles D. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1985
A readership survey was undertaken to ask subscribers to express concerns regarding satisfaction with all aspects of "The Journal of Education for Library and Information Science" (scholarly refereed journal), including association activities section, articles, columns (research record, continuing education, teachers, international), the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Library Associations, Library Education, Library Science
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