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BARRIERS TO LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE RESEARCH: A STUDY AMONG RESEARCH SCHOLARS

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Author(s): K. S. Sivakumaren | S. Swaminathan | B. Jeyaprakash | G. Karthikeyan

Journal: Brazilian Journal of Information Science
ISSN 1981-1640

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 57;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Barriers to Research | Library Science | Information Science | Research in LIS | LIS Professionals | Research Scholars | NET/SET.

ABSTRACT
The study examines the barriers related to Library and Information Science. A structured questionnaire was designed and directly administered to the LIS Research Scholars who are currently involved in the Research in the Universities/Colleges of Tamil Nadu (India). A total of 124 questionnaires were distributed and 109 respondents have replied. The majority of common barriers faced by the respondents are ‘High Expenditure’, ‘Lack of Statistical Skills’, and ‘Inadequate of infrastructures’ and ‘Poor response in data collection’. The study is also recommended that the Universities/Colleges offered the research programmes should consider to reduce the expenditure in terms of fee structures for the research and also the schools/departments which offer the research programme should redesign the syllabus to include the skills required to carry out the research. Further, it is emphasized that the LIS professionals should encourage and support the research scholars by means of providing the required data for the research.
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