Measurement in Information Science (Library and Information Science)

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Providing detailed discussions of measurement from a variety of viewpoints and a wide range of applications, this practical text examines how measurement is defined and used in information science, including documents/text/records, searching, output services, and data collection. The book is an excellent secondary or recommended text for courses in research methods, information retrieval, database management, and systems design.

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* Covers the quantitative and qualitative aspects of measurement
* Examines mathematical and statistical concepts
* Explores measurements of databases and information retrieval

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Bert Boyce has been an Information System Research Analyst, for the Information Systems Office, at the Library of Congress, a faculty member and acting Dean of the School of Library and Information Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, and Dean of the School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University, where he is now Professor and Dean Emeritus. He is currently Editor of the Academic Press Library and Information Science Series. He received the ASIS&T Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award in 1989, and has shared the Annual Information Science Book Award from ASIS&T.

Charles T. Meadow, professor emeritus, University of Toronto, and has been visiting professor at the Universities of North Carolina and the West Indies. He edited the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and the Canadian Journal of Information Science and was president of the Canadian Association for Information Science. Received Research Award and shared Annual Information Science Book Award from ASIS&T.

Donald Kraft is professor at LSU and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a fellow of IEEE and AAAS and editor of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology He received the Research Award, Watson Davis Award, and shared the Annual Information Science Book Award from ASIS&T and the LSU Distinguished Faculty award.

Review:

"Highly recommended."
--Robert M. Hayes, LIBRARY QUARTERLY
"I believe this would serve well as a solid reference book for most information scientists."
--Vijay Raghaven in JASIS-JOURNAL of the AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE
"I applaud the efforts of the authors to prepare such a book and recommend strongly the philosophy behind writing it. The book is one of the few compact treatises dedicated to the topic of measurement in information science and would be useful reading in a variety of research-oriented courses. The book fills a gap in the literature and successfully presents a case for further development of precise, repeatable measurements over a wide range of the information sciences."
--Stephen C. Hirtle in INFORMATION PROCESSING AND MANAGEMENT

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