Case Study Research: A Program Evaluation Guide for Librarians
Although outcome assessment is almost universally expected by accreditation committees, it is difficult for librarians to determine the methods that should be employed for completing such assessments. Case Study Research: A Program Evaluation Guide for Librarians provides guidance for developing an effective program-assessment method using a case-study approach.
Built around a hypothetical case and complete with vignettes and examples, the guide explains everything from evaluating a case-study proposal to bounding the case, analyzing the context, planning questions and criteria, and identifying design and data collection methods. It discusses how to establish and maintain appropriate political, ethical, and interpersonal relationships; how to collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data; and finally, how to evaluate and report the case study. In addition, the book guides the reader through the process of using case-study matrices and selecting appropriate qualitative software.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - davidloertscher - LibraryThing
Check your shelves. Do you have a book or guide to action research already there? This is a topic that does not change much over time in its methodology. Teacher librarians should be able to document ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BettyM - LibraryThing
This book attempts to bridge the issue of outcome assessment and library methodologies that can be used. Using a case-study approach. The book is built around a hypothetical case and comes complete ... Read full review
2 Introduction of the Case Study Method for Program Evaluation
3 Evaluating the Proposal
4 Evaluation Designs
5 Bounding the Case Study and Analyzing the Context
6 Planning Questions and Criteria
7 Identifying Design and Data Collection Methods
8 Establishing and Maintaining Appropriate Political Ethical and Interpersonal Relationships