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Library Assessment Fundamentals

Overview of Sections

Each of these pages provides resources, research, and information to explain the use of assessment in these areas. 

Methods includes correlation, direct vs indirect measures, Ethnography & observation, focus groups, interviews, mixed methods, qualitative vs quantitative methods, reliability, validity, research impact, secret shopper, and surveys. 

Data & Technology includes data visualization, data management, and technology. 

Ethics includes institutional review boards and privacy concerns. 

Planning includes accreditation, assessment committees, assessment plans, higher education, and strategic planning.