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Denver in November 7: Read More About It

Posted by on November 21st, 2008 0 comments

Read even more about the American Evaluation Association meeting at the Eagle Dawg Blog, where Nikki Dettmar has summarized her Ten thousand four hundred and thirty one words of notes.  Nikki attended many different sessions from the ones I went to, and where we were both in the audience for a session, Nikki took more… Read More »

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Denver in November 6: Nonparametric Statistics

Posted by on November 21st, 2008 0 comments

This was a half-day workshop on Sunday morning, November 9, ably taught by Jennifer Camacho Catrambone, Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, Chicago. Nonparametric statistics are those that are used with ordinal or nominal data, when data are skewed, or when sample sizes are small. In contrast, parametric statistics are designed to be used with a… Read More »

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Denver in November 5: Saturday Sessions 11-8-08

Posted by on November 21st, 2008 0 comments

Going to meetings is hard work!  Especially meetings like the American Evaluation Association annual meeting, which is chock full of interesting sessions that make you think.  Saturday was a very full day, and quite rewarding. Fine-tuning Evaluation Methodologies for Innovative Distance Education Programs (Debora Goetz Goldberg, John James Cotter, Virginia Commonwealth University) VCU Medical School… Read More »

Posted in: News, Practical Evaluation

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ROI in MLA News

Posted by on November 20th, 2008 0 comments

In the October, 2008 issue of the MLA News, Terrance Burton presented a quick overview of how the business, dollor-based Return on Investment approach (profit gained from invested dollars) can be expanded to a view of what value is derived from whatever inputs you choose to work with.  This can be more relevant in the… Read More »

Posted in: Library Value

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Healthcare Services Managers’ Decision-Making and Information

Posted by on November 20th, 2008 0 comments

MacDonald, J; Bath, P; Booth, A.  “Healthcare services managers:  What information do they need and use?”  Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice.  3(3):18-38. This paper presents research results that provide insights into how information influences healthcare managers’ decisions.  Information needs included explicit Organizational Knowledge (such as policies and guidelines), Cultural Organizational Knowledge (situational such as buy-in,… Read More »

Posted in: Library Value, Research Reads

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