CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction to research. 2. Experimental design. 3. Data collection methods. 4. Data analysis and interpretation. 5. Research report. 6. Research in library and information science. 7. Role of information technology in research. 8. Digital library.
The book gives updated information and many efforts have been made to enhance usefulness of the book. In this first edition a new chapter on Library and Information science and its role in research have been included keeping in view the fact that library science professionals by now have become an indispensable part of research equipment. Subject content has been developed and restructured at several places. New subject related problems have also been dealt with in various chapters. The book is primarily intended to serve as a textbook for library and information science students of all Indian Universities. It will also serve as a textbook for the students of MLIS, M. Phil and Ph. D of various institutes. It will also serve all practitioners doing research in one form or the other in a general way.