Date: July 9, 2012
Creator: Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler
Description: This presentation discusses using assessments to guide strategic planning. Many libraries are beginning to use multiple research methods to study their students and faculty in an effort to better meet user needs and to guide strategic planning. Triangulation, a technique employed in the social sciences to validate results more than one approach to obtain answers, gives the investigator confidence in results, if the findings are similar, or, if clashing results are obtained, lets the investigator know that there are problems with the research. Multiple methods of assessment can also be used to expand the findings found by one method, such as surveys. This presentation is part of a workshop exploring how to effectively use assessment to guide the writing of the strategic plan.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries