Research, evaluation and audit : key steps in demonstrating your value / edited by Maria J. Grant, Barbara Sen and Hannah Spring
- Additional Titles:
- Research, evaluation & audit
- London : Facet Publishing, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- xviii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Grant, Maria J.
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- Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Getting Started -- 1.What are research, evaluation and audit? / Hannah Spring -- 2.Building confidence / Clare McCluskey -- 3.Asking the right question / Emma Hadfield -- 4.Writing your project plan / Miggie Pickton -- 5.Ethics and best practice / Stuart Ferguson -- pt. 2 Doing Research, Evaluation And Audit -- 6.Reviewing the literature / Michelle Maden -- 7.Qualitative approaches / Alison J. Pickard -- 8.Quantitative approaches / Christine Urquhart -- 9.Data analysis / Jillian R. Griffiths -- 10.Tools to facilitate your project / Maria J. Grant -- pt. 3 Impact Of Research, Evaluation And Audit -- 11.Writing up your project findings / Maria J. Grant -- 12.Disseminating your project findings / Jane Shelling -- 13.What next? Applying your findings to practice / Andrew Cox -- Closing remarks / Hannah Spring.
- This step-by-step guide provides encouragement, support and direction for librarians who may be new to research and evaluation, or lacking in confidence or expertise. With a focus on practice based research, evaluation, and small projects it guides the reader through the research process from starting to think about the research question, through to the completion of the research and dissemination of the results. It is designed to encourage quality research from library professionals and encourage them to add to the evidence base in this sector. The book is structured into three parts: getting started; doing the research; and the impact of your research. Written by experts in the field, this timely edited collection considers methods and approaches that are suitable in a health library context, making it a useful tool for health library professionals and students alike.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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