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Seeing the Forest by Counting the Trees
Libraries, particularly academic libraries, are swimming in a sea of data. Librarians often contribute to this by counting every possible patron interaction in an attempt to both define their current situation and to predict ...
Contradictions and Consensus: Clusters of Opinions on E-books
Q methodology was used to determine attitudes and opinions about e-books among a group of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates at Miami University of Ohio. Oral interviews formed the basis for a collection of ...
Keep the Change: Clusters of Faculty Opinion on Open Access
The authors discovered faculty opinions about open access by employing Q methodology, a research method combining qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze subjects' attitudes about a given topic. Q methodology, using ...
Book Lovers, Technophiles, Printers and Pragmatists: The Social and Demographic Structure of User Attitudes toward e-Books
Q-methodology was used to identify clusters of opinions about e-books at Miami University. The research identified four distinct opinion types among those investigated: Book Lovers, Technophiles, Pragmatists, and ...
The Value of Purchasing E-Books From a Large Publisher (Springer E-Books)
Presentation given at the Charleston Conference on November 3, 2011. Usage analysis of Springer e-books at Miami University Libraries.
The Value of Purchasing E-Books From a Large Publisher: A Usage-based Analysis of Oxford University Press E-Books
Presentation given at the Acquisitions Institute (Timberline) on May 20, 2012. Usage analysis of Oxford University Press e-books at Miami University Libraries.
Minding Your Ps & Qs: A Q-Methodology Workshop
Librarians are continually turning to new metrics to evaluate services, impact, and priorities. Q-methodology - a hybrid of qualitative and quantitative research techniques - is a systematic study of subjectivity that ...