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Qualitative methods in information retrieval research.

@article{Fidel1993QualitativeMI,
  title={Qualitative methods in information retrieval research.},
  author={Raya Fidel},
  journal={Library \& Information Science Research},
  year={1993},
  volume={15},
  pages={219-247}
}
  • R. Fidel
  • Published 1993
  • Sociology
  • Library & Information Science Research
This review of the literature shows that the number of research projects in information retrieval (IR) that employ qualitative methods is on the rise. Although no agreed-upon definition exists for the concept qualitative research, a number of typical characteristics describe its nature. Qualitative research is noncontrolling, holistic and case oriented, about processes, open and flexible, diverse in methods, humanistic, inductive, and scientific. Although these characteristics make qualitative… 
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