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ERIC Number: ED201334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 66
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of a Sample of Adult Books in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library of Jamaica.
Goldhor, Herbert
An evaluation of 275 titles of adult individual biography selected at random reveals no essential correlation between a quality estimate and any of several measures of circulation. The titles were evaluated for their quality by determining whether or not each title was found listed in eight reviewing journals, five book selection tools, and five retrospective bibliographies; these results are presented in detail. The correlation between this quality measure and each of several attributes of the books other than circulation was explored. Discriminant analysis was applied to ten of these variables and, although there were modest positive results, they failed to account for even the major portion of circulation variance. Methodological issues relating to this method of measuring quality are discussed. Appendices list the 275 titles and 18 evaluation tools. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Literary Quality
Note: For related document, see IR 009 206.