The benefits and limitations of using key informants in library and information studies research

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Cossham, A.F.
Johanson, G.
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2019
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Conference paper
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en
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Key informants , Library and information studies research
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Library and information studies research has made use of key informants to gather useful background data, but the role of the key informants has been under-acknowledged, under-reported, and under-rated. This study aims to rectify this lack by identifying the value of key informants, proposing systematisation of their input, and describing their potential research contributions.
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Cossham, A., & Johanson, G. (2019). The benefits and limitations of using key informants in library and information studies research. In Proceedings of RAILS - Research Applications Information and Library Studies, 2018, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, 28-30 November 2018. Information Research, 24(3), paper rails1805. Retrieved from http://InformationR.net/ir/24-3/rails/rails1805.html
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