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Using quantitative and qualitative unit profiling for identifying the contribution of library resources to teaching quality

Palmer, Stuart 2012, Using quantitative and qualitative unit profiling for identifying the contribution of library resources to teaching quality, Library and information research, vol. 36, no. 113, pp. 81-98.

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Title Using quantitative and qualitative unit profiling for identifying the contribution of library resources to teaching quality
Author(s) Palmer, Stuart
Journal name Library and information research
Volume number 36
Issue number 113
Start page 81
End page 98
Total pages 18
Publisher Library and information research
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1756-1086
Summary This paper presents the development and application of a new methodology incorporating both quantitative and qualitative profiling to help discern the characteristics of units of study that are the differentiators of student ratings of library resource quality. From the sub-set of those units with an ‘unremarkable’ rating for teaching quality, those units with the ‘extreme’ library resource quality ratings were selected for investigation. Examination of the handbook descriptions for those units suggests that units of study which explicitly incorporate student interaction with the wider literature and other information resources beyond those provided within the unit environment may lead students to engage with the library in deeper ways that highlight the value of library resources, and hence lead to higher mean ratings of library resource quality. This finding suggests potential areas for intervention to enhance student perceptions of the quality of library resources.
Language eng
Field of Research 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Library and information research
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051023

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