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Demonstrate Your Value: Choosing And Using A Blend Of Methods To Assess The Effectiveness Of Information Literacy Instruction, Carrie C. Leatherman Apr 2013

Demonstrate Your Value: Choosing And Using A Blend Of Methods To Assess The Effectiveness Of Information Literacy Instruction, Carrie C. Leatherman

Carrie C Leatherman

Academic librarians face a challenge: how to use assessment methods to demonstrate the value of library instruction to library and campus administrators. This presentation will emphasis the importance of using multiple, direct and indirect assessment methods in order to triangulate results and will give applications from real-world assessment studies. It will also examine the appropriateness of various assessment methods, as well as the use of both rubrics and statistical analysis when assessing instruction effectiveness.


Source Text Re-Use In Engineering Thesis And Dissertation Literature Reviews: A Comparison [Powerpoint Presentation], Edward J. Eckel Mr. Mar 2012

Source Text Re-Use In Engineering Thesis And Dissertation Literature Reviews: A Comparison [Powerpoint Presentation], Edward J. Eckel Mr.

Edward J Eckel

Using random samples of 150 engineering master's theses and 150 doctoral dissertations from the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database, the author conducted 30 Google searches of random seven word strings from the literature review sections for each thesis/dissertation, looking for textual matches to scholarly sources. The author then did a statistical comparison for significance between the thesis and dissertation data for the following measures: length of the longest verbatim string found for each thesis/dissertation, and the number of verbatim matches found for each thesis/dissertation. This study is designed to explore the following research question: Do engineering ...