Descriptive statistical techniques for librarians / Arthur W. Hafner.

As a librarian you depend on statistics to obtain funding, to evaluate services, and to make management decisions. But statistics? Just the mention of the subject sends many practitioners into a cold sweat. Fear no more: the completely updated and expanded Descriptive Statistical Techniques for Libr...

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Main Author: Hafner, Arthur Wayne, 1943-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Chicago : American Library Association, 1998.
Edition:2nd ed.
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Summary:As a librarian you depend on statistics to obtain funding, to evaluate services, and to make management decisions. But statistics? Just the mention of the subject sends many practitioners into a cold sweat. Fear no more: the completely updated and expanded Descriptive Statistical Techniques for Librarians, Second Edition, is the unmatched handbook for librarians working in all types and sizes of libraries.
A thorough understanding of the uses and applications of statistical technique is integral in gaining support for library funding or new initiatives. For librarians faced with monthly or year-end reports and evaluation summaries -- as well as students learning the ropes -- the completely updated and expanded Descriptive Statistical Techniques for Librarians is essential reading.
This vital resource is designed to help practitioners develop and manipulate descriptive statistical information in evaluating library services, tracking and controlling limited resources, and analyzing data that supports a library's long-term goals.
As the most valuable statistical guide for libraries of all types and sizes, this improved classic presents a wide variety of new examples based on actual situations and outlines step-by-step solutions.
Physical Description:vii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (page 311) and index.
ISBN:0838906923
9780838906927