versión impresa ISSN 0187-358X
ALFARO LOPEZ, Héctor Guillermo. Library Science research and Theory: an ambiguous relation. Investig. bibl [online]. 2005, vol.19, n.39, pp. 73-96. ISSN 0187-358X.
Between library science research and theory exists an ambiguous relationship characterized by oblique encounters and persevering discrepancies. To end with this ambiguity, the programmatic and systematic assumption of the theory is proposed as the fundamental basis of research, which will permit the forging of a library science theory. This, at the same time will help to consolidate research practice within the library science field, and will bring about its own autonomy and identity in regard to other fields of knowledge.
Palabras llave : Research; Theory; Library science field; Autonomy; Identity.