publication . Article . 2007

A Statistical Primer: Understanding Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

Gillian Byrne;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2007 Journal: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (issn: 1715-720X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Alberta
Abstract
<jats:p>As libraries and librarians move more towards evidence-based decision making, the data being generated in libraries is growing. Understanding the basics of statistical analysis is crucial for evidence-based practice (EBP), in order to correctly design and analyze research as well as to evaluate the research of others. This article covers the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics, from hypothesis construction to sampling to common statistical techniques including chi-square, correlation, and analysis of variance (ANOVA).</jats:p>
Subjects
free text keywords: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources, Z, Statistical Methods, Sampling (statistics), Computer science, Statistical inference, Statistics, Statistical analysis
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publication . Article . 2007

A Statistical Primer: Understanding Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

Gillian Byrne;