Welcome to Library Evaluation 101! This series, which will be added to over the three-year Embedding Evaluation grant, contains short videos about foundational evaluation concepts.

Video 1: Protecting Evaluation Participants’ Rights

Resources mentioned in this video:

The Belmont Report

CITI Program Research Ethics & Compliance Training

Video 2: Patron Privacy

Resources mentioned in this video:

ALA Library Privacy Guidelines

ALA Library Privacy Checklists

LDH Consulting Services

Video 3: Informed Consent


Resources mentioned in this video:

MEERA (My Environmental Education Resource Assistant)

CITI Program Research Ethics & Compliance Training

Video 4: Choosing Methods for Your Evaluation

Video 5: Writing Survey Items

Resources mentioned in this video:

Questionnaire Design – Pew Research Center

Writing Survey Questions – Grand Canyon University Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching

Survey Research Methods (Fowler) 

Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method (Dillman et al.) 

Video 6: Designing and Administering Surveys

Resources mentioned in this video:

Questionnaire Design – Pew Research Center

Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method (Dillman et al.) 

Video 7: Focus Groups

Resources mentioned in this video:

Focus Group Quick Tips – University of Wisconsin Extension

Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research (Krueger and Casey)

Video 8: Interviews

Resource mentioned in this video:

Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data (Rubin and Rubin)

Video 9: Observations

Resources mentioned in this video:

Data Collection Methods for Program Evaluation: Observation

How to Plan and Conduct Direct Observation

Video 10: Preparing for Data Analysis

Video 11: Analysis of Open-Ended Comments

Resource mentioned in this video:

Project Outcome guide to analyzing qualitative data and downloadable worksheet (you need an account to access this resource – accounts are freely available to public library staff)

Video 12: Qualitative Data Analysis

Resources mentioned in this video:

Qualitative Data Analysis : A Methods Sourcebook (Miles, Huberman, and Saldaña)

The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (Saldaña)

Video 13: Categorical Data Analysis


Resources mentioned in this video:

SurveyMonkey – Calculating Measures of Central Tendency 

SurveyMonkey – Calculating Crosstabs

SurveyGizmo – Calculating Measures of Central Tendency

SurveyGizmo – Calculating Crosstabs

Ann Emery’s Excel Tutorials:

Setting up a data file in Excel

Frequencies

Creating a summary table of frequencies

Measures of central tendency

Crosstabs, part 1

Crosstabs, part 2

Crosstabs, part 3

Video 14: Numerical Data Analysis

Resources mentioned in this video:

SurveyMonkey – Calculating Measures of Central Tendency 

SurveyGizmo – Calculating Measures of Central Tendency

Ann Emery’s Excel Tutorials:

Setting up a data file in Excel

Measures of central tendency

Video 15: Using Results to Answer Evaluation Questions