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Surveys and analysis. Claire Creaser Director, LISU. Introduction. About LISU Selected LISU surveys Irish librarians Researchers English public libraries Library users . About LISU. Independent research unit Based in DIS Libraries and more Statistics Performance management

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surveys and analysis

Surveys and analysis

Claire CreaserDirector, LISU

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introduction
Introduction
  • About LISU
  • Selected LISU surveys
    • Irish librarians
    • Researchers
    • English public libraries
    • Library users

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about lisu
About LISU
  • Independent research unit
    • Based in DIS
  • Libraries and more
    • Statistics
    • Performance management
    • Evaluation
  • National and international reputation

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lisu research
LISU research
  • Health Librarianship & Libraries in Ireland
  • Project LiRA Evaluation, Derby
  • Behavioural research: Authors and users vis‑à‑vis journals and repositories
  • Preparation of content strategy: New Central Library, Southend‑on‑Sea
  • Scoping Public Libraries' Activities in the area of Health and Well‑being

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lisu consultancy
LISU consultancy
  • JISC RSC Customer Satisfaction Survey
  • NERC Data Centres Stakeholder consultation
  • RNIB Accessible publications
  • Statistical benchmarking
  • Academic library statistics
  • www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/dis/lisu

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shelli
SHeLLI
  • The Status of Health Libraries and Librarianship in Ireland
    • Desk research
    • Interviews with key stakeholders
    • Survey of librarians
    • Focus group

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shelli survey
SHeLLI survey
  • Who?
    • Irish health librarians
  • How?
    • Online questionnaire
      • Based on previous surveys
      • Informed by funders
      • Piloted with UK librarians and project steering group
  • Issues?
    • Small, diverse, constituency

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peer behavioural research
PEER behavioural research
  • Large, EU-funded, project
  • Phase 1
    • Desk research
    • Focus groups
    • Survey
  • Phase 2
    • Survey
    • Workshop
  • Goalposts moved during the course of the project!

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peer phase 1 survey
PEER Phase 1 survey
  • Who?
    • European researchers
    • Corresponding authors from selected journals
  • How?
    • Online questionnaire
    • Invitation to complete distributed by publishers

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peer phase 1 survey issues
PEER Phase 1 survey - issues
  • Distribution
  • Language & understanding
    • Surveys piloted with small group of non-native English speakers
  • Survey length
  • Detail required for analysis
  • Representativeness

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peer phase 2 survey
PEER Phase 2 survey
  • Who?
    • New sample of European researchers
    • Corresponding authors from selected journals
  • How?
    • Online questionnaire
    • Invitation to complete distributed by publishers
    • Repository users exit survey

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peer phase 2 survey new issues
PEER Phase 2 survey – new issues
  • Change of focus
  • Distribution
    • 3 separate surveys
    • Repository exit survey
  • Representativeness

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health well being
Health & well being
  • Project funded by MLA
  • Aim to create database of PL activity
  • Initial scoping work followed by survey

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health well being1
Health & well being
  • Who?
    • All English public libraries
  • How?
    • Initial email asking for contacts
    • Online survey
      • Not piloted, but steering group vetted questions
  • Census

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health well being issues
Health & well being - issues
  • Survey design
    • What is ‘health & wellbeing’ activity?
    • Varying amounts of activity
  • Response rate
  • Little formal analysis required
    • Summary statistics

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user surveys
User surveys
  • Very varied
  • Questions depend on
    • What is being used?
    • By whom?
    • What is the focus of interest?
  • Format
    • Paper random sample
    • Online wider distribution low response rates

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user surveys1
User surveys
  • Special library
    • New service
    • LISU devised survey instrument
    • Library arranged pilot and ran survey
    • Analysis using SPSS
    • Aim to run regularly to measure progress

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user surveys2
User surveys
  • Support services
    • LISU advised on questions
      • No formal pilot stage
    • Service promoted survey amongst users
    • Analysis using SPSS
    • Wealth of qualitative data

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user surveys3
User surveys
  • Academic libraries
    • Standard survey instruments
      • Established, so not usually piloted
    • Additional analyses
    • Benchmarking

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survey analysis
Survey analysis
  • Be pragmatic
    • Simple random samples don’t happen very often in practice!
    • Online surveys make for wide distribution
  • Know your data
    • Watch out for outliers which could skew the results
    • Use appropriate techniques and graphical forms

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survey analysis1
Survey analysis
  • Statistical significance
    • Choosing the right test
      • What is the hypothesis?
      • Are your groups independent?
      • What are the assumptions
    • Does it actually matter?
  • KISS
    • Just because you can, it doesn’t mean you should!

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