Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research

Patrick Ngulube (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Release Date: December, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 639
ISBN13: 9781799814719|ISBN10: 1799814718|EISBN13: 9781799814726|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1471-9

Description

In today’s globalized world, viable and reliable research is fundamental for the development of information. Innovative methods of research have begun to shed light on notable issues and concerns that affect the advancement of knowledge within information science. Building on previous literature and exploring these new research techniques are necessary to understand the future of information and knowledge.

The Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research is a collection of innovative research on the methods and application of study methods within library and information science. While highlighting topics including data management, philosophical foundations, and quantitative methodology, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information science professionals, policymakers, advanced-level students, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on transformative methods of research within information science.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Data Management
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Indigenous Epistemologies
  • Information Science Analysis
  • Mixed Method Sampling
  • Mixed Methods
  • Philosophical Foundations
  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Quantitative Data
  • Quantitative Methodology

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Patrick Ngulube (PhD) is a professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Research and Postgraduate Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Visiting Professor at the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe. His research interests include research design and methodology, indigenous knowledge systems, knowledge management, records management, application of information and communication technologies, e-government, and the preservation of access to information. He has published a number of articles in scientific journals on various subjects including field methods and indigenous knowledge systems. He is National Research Foundation of South Africa rated researcher.