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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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Park, Soyeon – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2003
Assess research methods courses in library and information science (LIS) programs at ALA (American Library Association) accredited institutions in the United States and Canada. Compares courses across LIS programs and compares LIS research methods courses with requirements of other graduate and professional programs within the same institution.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Competence, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research
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Hannigan, Jane Anne – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1994
Uses a feminist standpoint to correct inaccurate scholarship in curricula, pedagogy, and research in library and information science. Topics include feminist philosophy and its relevance to curricula revision, specific curricula changes, the significance of women's ways of learning to pedagogy, research needs and the role of subjectivity in…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Feminism, Higher Education
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Moran, Barbara B. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1985
Presents overview of teaching of popular culture in schools of library and information science assembled from course information and syllabi from 10 schools. Common components in courses offered and descriptions of three specific courses (University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois, University of North Carolina) are provided. Twelve…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Courses, Higher Education
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Harris, Roma M.; And Others – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1985
Results of examination of five directory issues of "Journal of Education for Librarianship" covering 18 years reveal strong support for gender-linked nature of teaching specialties within library science graduate programs. Differences are consistent with gender gap in career development and pattern of specialization among students in MLS programs.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Females, Higher Education
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Jensen, Patricia E. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1985
This study of the effectiveness of three instructional methods in teaching basic subject cataloging determined that microcomputer programed instruction differed significantly from television lecture and printed text in terms of each of three scores on pretest, posttest, and retest (overall achievement, achievement on factual knowledge, problem…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Cataloging, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Perrault, Anna H. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1995
Discussion of monographic acquisitions in academic research libraries focuses on a study that employed descriptive methodology to analyze changes in collecting patterns between 1985 and 1989 in the aggregated resources base of 72 Association of Research Libraries members. Recommendations for further research are suggested. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Change, Higher Education, Library Acquisition
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Powell, Ronald R. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1995
Presents a brief history of doctoral programs in library and information science (LIS) and reviews the purpose of the Ph.D. degree; the types of research involved; the curricula of LIS doctoral programs; and current trends in LIS research, including qualitative, interdisciplinary, and technology-based research. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Competence, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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Wildemuth, Barbara M.; Crenshaw, Lisa; Jenniches, William; Harmes, J. Christine – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1997
Describes a study that analyzed 14 electronic lists or newsgroups in library and information science to find out which topics of discussion are dominant and which functions are performed by the messages posted. It also introduced students to this type of professional communication and to content analysis as a research method. Contains 51…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Content Analysis, Information Science, Listservs
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