ERIC Number: EJ462877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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The Reappearance of Rankings: Reliability, Validity, Explanation, Quality, and the Mission of Library and Information Science.
McGrath, William E.
Library Quarterly, v63 n2 p192-98 Apr 1993
Argues that perception studies and ranking are lacking in validity and reliability because of small sample size, simplistic statistical analyses, and the evaluation of quality by educators. It is asserted that quality control is more valid when evaluated by the customers of education, i.e., the students. (11 references) (EA)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Library Administration, Library Education, Library Schools, Multiple Regression Analysis, Objectives, Prestige, Quality Control, Reliability, Research Libraries, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Sample Size, Statistical Analysis, Validity
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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