ERIC Number: ED195234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
A Delphi Assessment Study for the Pittsburgh Regional Library Center. Programs and Services to Be Implemented in PRLC by 1982.
Penland, Patrick R.; And Others
Two rounds of questionnaires were distributed to the 176 members of the Pittsburgh Regional Library Center in order to achieve a consensus on the refinement and prioritization of possible library services and programs by members of the center. Respondents were asked to assign a single importance score to each of the services listed; the first questionnaire achieved a response rate of 64 percent, and the second, which contained a summary of the responses to the first, a rate of 60 percent. Statistical analysis of the responses was based on frequency, mean, and standard deviation measures. Conclusions drawn from the first and second rounds of questionnaires are discussed in relation to priority assessments and possible underlying patterns of relationship. A 9-part appendix to the report consists of: (1) first round responses, (2) second round responses, (3) partitioned rankings, (4) ranked factor variables, (5) pre-Delphi statements, (6) first survey instrument, (7) second survey instrument, (8) coding materials, and (9) selected references. (SW)
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Surveys, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Questionnaires, Regional Libraries, Self Evaluation (Groups), Statistical Analysis, Trend Analysis
Pittsburgh Regional Library Center, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Regional Library Center, PA.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences.