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Research rules for library ethnography

Michael Seadle (Humboldt‐Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 6 September 2011

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Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this paper is to introduce the second part of the theme issue on “user research and technology” and to discuss testing online digital library resources using methods from ethnography and cultural anthropology.

Design/methodology/approach

This editorial reviews the literature and research design methods.

Findings

Library and information science as a field is changing and the requirements for top quality research are growing more stringent. This is typical of the experience of other professional fields as they have moved from practitioners advising practitioners to researchers building on past results.

Originality/value

The results of current research need not merely be interesting, but in so far as possible, testable and reproducible.

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Citation

Seadle, M. (2011), "Research rules for library ethnography", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 29 No. 3, pp. 409-411. https://doi.org/10.1108/07378831111174378

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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