ERIC Number: ED086218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A General Statistical Model for Increasing Efficiency and Confidence in Manual Data Collection Systems Through Sampling.
Lied, Terry R.; Tolliver, Don L.
Through utilization of effective sampling procedures, libraries may obtain substantial savings in terms of data collection costs. A theoretical statistical sampling model is presented and two types of random sampling techniques are empirically compared as to their effectiveness in estimating a library usage parameter. Implications are drawn for the possible use of these techniques in library setting. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Instructional Media Research Unit.