School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

INLS 691H, Research Methods in Information Science
Fall 2014

Instructor: Barbara Wildemuth
Office: 109 Manning Hall
Phone: 962-8072 (office); 968-3018 (home)

Class meetings: Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00-12:15, 304 Manning Hall

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Course Description

An introduction to research methods used in information science. Includes the writing of a research proposal. (This course must be successfully completed (i.e., with a grade of B or higher) by any student wishing to register for INLS 692H, Honors Thesis in Information Science.)

Textbook and readings

We will read selected chapters from: Wildemuth, B.M. (2009). Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science. Libraries Unlimited.

Additional required readings are listed on the class schedule.

Assignments and grading

The course grade will be based on four assignments plus class participation:

Library and lab resources

You will be using SILS library and lab resources during the course of the semester. Please remember that many of your fellow students also need to use the same material. Follow the proper checkout procedures and return materials promptly to be a good SILS citizen.

The Honor Code

The UNC Honor Code, which prohibits giving or receiving unauthorized aid in the completion of assignments, is in effect in this class. The Instrument of Student Judicial Governance gives examples of actions that constitute academic dishonesty.

There are some specific guidelines for this class.

Other course policies

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The INLS691H website, UNC-CH, 2014, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Address all comments and questions to Barbara M. Wildemuth at This page was last modified on July 3, 2014, by Barbara M. Wildemuth.