Statistics: A Component of the Research Process / Edition 1

Statistics: A Component of the Research Process / Edition 1

by Peter Hernon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1567500935

ISBN-13: 9781567500936

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This book provides a general discussion beneficial to librarians and library school students, and demonstrates the steps of the research process, decisions made in the selection of a statistical technique, how to program a computer to perform number crunching, how to compute those statistical techniques appearing most frequently in the literature of library and

Overview

This book provides a general discussion beneficial to librarians and library school students, and demonstrates the steps of the research process, decisions made in the selection of a statistical technique, how to program a computer to perform number crunching, how to compute those statistical techniques appearing most frequently in the literature of library and information science, and examples from the literature of the uses of different statistical techniques. The book accomplishes the following objectives: to provide an overview of the research process and to show where statistics fit in; to identify journals in library and information science most likely to publish research articles; to identify reference tools that provide access to the research literature; to show how microcomputers can be programmed to engage in number crunching; to introduce basic statistical concepts and terminology; to present basic statistical procedures that appear most frequently in the literature of library and information science and that have application to library decision making; to discuss library decision support systems and show the types of statistical techniques they can perform; and to summarize the major decisions that researchers must address in deciding which statistical techniques to employ.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567500936
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Information Management, Policy and Service Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Research, Evaluation, and Statistics: An Overview

Access to the Research Literature

Data Analysis Using Microcomputers

Basic Concepts

The Descriptive Presentation of Data

Hypotheses Testing and Statistical Inferences

The t-test, Mann-Whitney U Test, Chi-square Test of Independence, Phi Coefficient, and Cramer's V. Correlation

Analysis of Variance, Regression, Correspondence Analysis, and Factor Analysis

Decision Support Systems and Performance Measures

Summary

Appendix A: Partial Checklist of Decision Points for Developing a Cover Letter and Questionnaire

Appendix B: Determination of Sample Size: Sources and Software

Bibliography

Author Index

Subject Index

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