ERIC Number: EJ355854
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Quality of Data Issues in Unobtrusive Testing of Library Reference Service: Recommendations and Strategies.
Hernon, Peter; McClure, Charles R.
Library and Information Science Research, v9 n2 p77-93 Apr-Jun 1987
Discusses issues relating to the reliability, validity, utility, and information value of unobtrusive testing of library reference services; provides suggestions for practical applications of these criteria; applies study findings to library decision making and planning; and identifies topics for further methodological refinement. (Author/CLB)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Experimenter Characteristics, Generalizability Theory, Library Planning, Library Research, Library Services, Naturalistic Observation, Pretests Posttests, Reference Services, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Utilization, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Use Studies
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A