What is the quality in your quantity?: Library development assessment should look beyond mere numbers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Karlene Jennings, Executive Director of Library Development (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Purpose: To outline the potential hazards of a purely numerical approach to evaluating development professionals and development programs.Design/methodology/approach: Narrative paper outlining various means used to assess a library development program.Findings: Library development assessment that utilizes quantitative analysis alone without substantive analysis of the underlying numbers will likely yield incorrect conclusions.Originality/value: Practical suggestions for utilizing qualitative techniques when assessing a library development program or development professional.

Additional Information

The Bottom Line, 20(4), 125-127
Language: English
Date: 2007
Libraries, Function evaluation

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