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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260 |a Chicago :  |b American Library Association,  |c 1998. 
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505 0 0 |g 1.  |t Introduction to Statistics --  |g 2.  |t Basic Methods for Data Analysis --  |g 3.  |t Data Comparisons in the Library Environment --  |g 4.  |t Presenting Numerical Data in Tables and Charts --  |g 5.  |t Measures of Central Tendency --  |g 6.  |t Measures of Variability --  |g 7.  |t Linear Regression and Correlation Analysis --  |g 8.  |t Sampling Strategies and Tallying a Survey. 
520 0 |a 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. 
520 0 |a 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. 
520 0 |a 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. 
520 0 |a 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. 
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