Reviewing the Use of Theory In Library and Information Science |
Acontent analysis of 1,160 Library and Information Science (LIS) articlesprinted in six LIS journals between 1993 and 1998 was directed to test theutilization of speculation in LIS explore. On the whole, 34.2 percent ofarti-cles joined hypothesis in either the title, dynamic, or message for whatadded up to 1,083 speculation occurrences or a normal of .93 episodes for everyarticle. Articles managing subjects from the humanities (e.g., qualifiedinformation approach, history) had the most astounding rate of speculationutilize with 1.81 occurrences for every article, emulated by social sciencepapers (e.g., informative content conduct, administration) with .98 occurrencesfor every article and science articles (e.g., bibliometrics, informativecontent recovery) with .75 hypothesis episodes for every article. Theaforementioned discoveries suggest that distinctions exist in the utilizationof hypothesis in LIS that are connected with the wide disciplinary substance ofthe exploration. The aforementioned distinctions might go out from variantcon-ceptions of and methodologies to the utilization of speculation in the explorationcustoms of the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It is recommendedthat the mul-tidisciplinary underpinning of LIS specialists gives a rich yetstill under-used chance for the utilization and infrastructure of hypothesisinside LIS.