"This book is significant in many ways because it describes various important
aspects of research methods such as sampling various methods and techniques of data
collection, processing and analysis of data, statistical analysis and interpretation of
data, hypothesis and testing the hypothesis, interpretation of data and writing research
report, computer application: its role in research report, computer application: its role
in research etc.
In this book `Research Method for Library Science Professionals' an attempt has been
made to bridge the gap by bringing together the relevent material on this topic which can
be very useful to the library science professionals, students of M.Lib.Sc. and M.Phil.
courses of various universities. This book covers the syllabi of many universities and
comprehensively covers the subject being taught at Masters' and M.Phil level. This book
has been written with specific objective of guiding the professionals in general and
research scholars in particular to impart sufficient knowledge about various aspects of
This book is divided into 11 chapters. Special care has been taken to explain the
matter in a very simple and easy language. It gives a wide range of information on various
aspects of research methods. A detailed glossary is given at the end to understand the
subject without any difficulty.
It is hoped that this book would be very useful for the library and information science
professionals in general and for the research scholars in particular. It is hoped that
this book will serve its intended purpose."
List of Tables
1. Research Methodology : An Introduction
2. Research Problem
3. Research Design
5. Methods and Techniques of Data Collection
6. Processing and Analysis of Data
7. Statistical Analysis and Interpretation of Data
8. Hypothesis and Testing the Hypothesis
9. Interpretation of Data and Writing Research Report
10. Computer Application : Its Role in Research
11. Documentation and Compiling Bibliography
Glossary of the Terms Used