ERIC Number: ED234783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-5
Reference Count: 0
On-Line Catalog Evaluation Project. Data Analysis Plan, Version 2.2.
Lawrence, Gary S.; And Others
This document outlines the methodology to be used for analyzing and reporting data collected through questionnaires at the various libraries of the University of California in April and May of 1982, as the second phase of an online public access catalog (OPAC) evaluation project. It is noted that the project was designed to enable systems designers and librarians to: (1) improve OPAC system interface features; (2) improve OPAC implementation and support services; and (3) extend OPAC services to potential users. Sections describe project objectives and scope, the data sources used in the study, the standard statistical reports to be produced, the processing and application of organization-supplied data, analysis of user and non-user questionnaires, and comparison of user and non-user data. Appendices present a sample computer catalog profile; examples of the report formats for multiple response variables, Likert-scale variables, demographic analyses, and site/group comparisons; a list of variables derived from computer system profiles; and extensive listings of variables and codes for the user questionnaire, the non-user questionnaire, and the user/non-user comparison file. (ESR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Systemwide Administration. Library Studies and Research Div.
Identifiers: Library Users; Online Catalogs; University of California
Note: Document supersedes Versions 2.0 and 2.1 of the Cycle 2 plan.