Discovering Diamonds in Your Survey Data

24(4) AALL Spectrum 20, 2020

3 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2020

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Jessica de Perio Wittman

University of Connecticut School of Law

Kathleen (Katie) Brown

Charleston School of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2020

Abstract

This article discusses the importance of the drafting and designing process in survey creation to ensure the collection of useful data for outcome-driven decision-making at their library. The article highlights how these surveys should collect data to enable library administration to plan for, manage, and achieve outcomes that will drive future services, initiatives, and programs that can improve the entire institution. The article will also present the differences between qualitative and quantitative data and how to tackle the innate challenges of survey design.

Keywords: library, law library, assessment, survey, data, qualitative, quantitative, metrics, measurement, best practices, decision-making

Suggested Citation

de Perio Wittman, Jessica and Brown, Kathleen (Katie), Discovering Diamonds in Your Survey Data (March 1, 2020). 24(4) AALL Spectrum 20, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3690120

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Kathleen (Katie) Brown

Charleston School of Law

Charleston, SC 29402
United States
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