Friday, May 6, 2011

call for papers

Call for papers
The journal Library and Information Research (LIR) is seeking papers for

a special issue on research methodology in library and information
studies (LIS), to be published January/February 2012. All papers will be
peer-reviewed and submission details are given below. Final date for
submission of papers is Friday 14 October. Please address any queries
and expressions of interest to the Guest editor for this issue, Judith
Broady-Preston, Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth
University (

This special issue is an opportunity to share contemporary ideas in
research methodologies, models and methods originating from, or of
relevance to any branch of the LIS discipline, sub-discipline and wider
information profession.

Theoretical papers relating to research methodologies, models and
methods are especially welcomed, as are philosophical papers, and papers
presenting a fully developed process ready for wider use. In all cases
concepts and underlying principles should be emphasised, with enough
background information to orient any reader who is not a specialist in
the particular subject area. The work should not have been published
elsewhere nor submitted to another journal or conference.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Action research
Case study research method (single and multiple)
Computer modelling and simulation
Critical theory research
Delphi method
Design-oriented research
Evaluative and performance research, including conjoint analysis
Evidence-based and reflective professional practice research
Grounded theory
Positivist paradigm
Relativist approaches to qualitative research.
Reflexivity and subjectivity
Research design and triangulation
Research ethics and protocols
Theory development
Information for authors

To find out about writing for Library and Information Research please
see the 'Information for Authors', available from the right hand menu
bar on the journal home page:

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