Research Methods in Information Science/Theoretical approaches
Many papers in Library and Information Science take theoretical approaches that synthesizes prior research. Chu (2015) found that almost 40% of the articles published between 2001 and 2010 in the Journal of Documentation represented a theoretical, rather than an empirical method.
- Heting Chu (2015). "Research methods in library and information science: A content analysis". Library and Information Science Research (Elsevier) 37 (1).