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Hightower, Christy; Scott, Kerry – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Many librarians use data from surveys to make decisions about how to spend money or allocate staff, often making use of popular online tools like Survey Monkey. In this era of reduced budgets, low staffing, stiff competition for new resources, and increasingly complex choices, it is especially important that librarians know how to get strong,…
Descriptors: Librarians, Surveys, Statistical Inference, Statistics
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Hightower, Christy; Caldwell, Christy – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Science researchers at the University of California Santa Cruz were surveyed about their article database use and preferences in order to inform collection budget choices. Web of Science was the single most used database, selected by 41.6%. Statistically there was no difference between PubMed (21.5%) and Google Scholar (18.7%) as the second most…
Descriptors: Researchers, College Faculty, Sciences, Library Services