materials range from required textbooks, useful books, to Web
resources on evaluation research methods. We will be using a number of online articles
(as listed on the
page). Lecture notes are posted through
Simmons e-learning prior to the corresponding class session.
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Matthews, J. R. (2007). The evaluation and measurement of
library services. Libraries Unlimited.
Weiss, C. H. (1998).
Evaluation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Chapters Used in the Reading List:
P., Van House, N. A., & Buttenfield, B. P. (2003). Digital library use:
Social practice in Design and Evaluation. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
J. W. (2007). Qualitative inquiry & research design: Choosing among
five approaches (2nd Ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ISBN:
B.,& Salkind, N. J. (2003). Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh:
Analyzing and understanding of data (3rd ed). Upper Saddle River,
NJ: Prentice Hall.
Hernon, P., & McClure, C. R.
(1990). Evaluation and Library Decision Making. Norwood, NJ: Ablex
Publishing. ISBN: 0-89391-686-2
Leedy, P. D., & Ormrod, J. E.
(2005). Practical research: Planning and design (8th ed.)
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Pretence Hall.
Rogers, Y., & Preece, J. (2007). Interaction design: Beyond human-computer interaction.
New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 978-0-470-01866-8
Wildemuth, B. M.
(2009). Applications of social research methods to questions in
information and library science. Westport, CT: Libraries
Unlimited. ISBN: 978-1-59158-503-9
Wholey, J. S., Hartry, H. P.,
& Newcomer, K. E. (Eds). (1994). Handbook of practical program
evaluation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers. ISBN: 1-55542-657-3
Special Panel Session: Real-World Evaluation Research and Practice (DVD)
The special panel session, held in Fall Semester of 2007, consists of seven panelists representing academic libraries, public libraries,
school libraries, special libraries, archives, and information systems talked about evaluation research and practice they conduct in real world
information settings. The session was video recorded, and the DVD is available on reserve at the library
for students to check out. Viewing the session may help students to recognize the importance and
relevance of evaluation skills in a variety of information environments and will inspire students
with interesting ideas for evaluation research projects.
Comprehensive Web Collections
on Research Methods, Evaluation Research and Usability:
Research Methods Resources on the WWW, by Mary Sue Stephenson,
Ph.D., The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, The
University of British Columbia.
Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research, by Dr. Gene
Web site supported by The International
Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication.
the primary government source for
information on usability and user-centered design. Site developed to
specifically assist Web managers, designers, usability specialists, and
others create Web sites that are easy-to-use, and useful.
Usable Web, by Keith Instone. It
is a stale collection of links about usability issues.
Library Terms that Users
Understand, by John Kupersmith, Reference Librarian at
University of California, Berkeley
Interaction Bibliography by Gary Perlman, a consulting research scientist for OCLC and Director of HCI Bibliography.
The Usability Methods Toolbox by James Hom, site created while he was a graduate student at San Jose State University
Colorado state University.
- Concepts in LIS Research:
Quality of Library Service
Selected Online Handbooks, Manuals, and Toolkits on Evaluation
Evaluation Research and Resource Centers
Instrumentation and Quantitative Tools:
Qualitative Research Methods:
by Judy Prieissle and many other contributors at University
The Qualitative Reporter, by Dr. Ronald J. Chenail at Nova
LECTURES AND THE E-LEARNING COURSE SITE
For each class session,
the lecture notes (produced in PowerPoint format) are made available for your
review. All the lecture notes are stored in the
Simmons E-learning course site
and in folders identified by the session headings and content titles.