Embedding the research method within information science practice: approaches to PhD-level research in the workplace

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Research in the workplace is known to be a key driver of organizational innovation, novelty and achievement. Employee-driven innovation (EDI) is embraced by many organizations as a way of allowing team members to operate more creativity and ergo more intelligently. This builds the knowledge capacity of the organization and present development opporuntities for staff. Despite the obvious benefits to organizations, workplace research wthin LIS contexts is not as pervasive as in other communities of practice. This paper briefly summarises the context LIS research and considers ways in which research can be embedded within information science practice. An LIS research maturity model is presented and the concept of a 'permanent research' ethos is introduced. The paper concludes by considering the avenues available to indivuduals who puruse workplace research, from publication to doctorate level qualifications.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2020
EventLibrary and Information Research Group: "Being a LIS Researcher Practitioner" - Goldsmiths, University of London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Dec 202010 Dec 2020


ConferenceLibrary and Information Research Group: "Being a LIS Researcher Practitioner"
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • information science research
  • research methods
  • PhD
  • research practice
  • maturity models
  • permanent research

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