## An Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods for Librarians |

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### Contents

Why quantitative library research? | 1 |

General research design | 3 |

Theoretical guidelines | 7 |

Copyright | |

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99 per cent analysis analysis of variance answer chance coefficient of determination computed confidence interval confidence level correlation coefficient cross products data collection deviation scores difference distribution equal example experimental explanatory research F ratio fact finding formula graph groups independent variable investigator librarians librarianship library research library science loan period measure median nominal data normal curve normal equation null hypothesis Number of books number of observations observed units obtain operations percentage plot population mean possible precision probability problem proportion quantitative quantitative research question questionnaire quotient random sample rank reader reading relationship research design research project room conditions sample mean sample statistic scale schematic set of data simple Spearman's rho standard deviation standard error steps subtract sum of squares summary statistic survey research tabulation theoretical total number Type variance variation yield zero