Geek- Research & Evaluation Methods

Geek Skills

Individuals at the Geek Level have the following skills:

  • Design a data collection instrument
  • Instrument and protocol design- surveys
  • Instrument/protocol design- program evaluation
  • Program based evaluations in libraries
  • Understand research design

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Design a data collection Instrument

How to Collect Data–Designing a Data Collection Instrument

Emerald Publishing: How to Collect Data–Designing a Data Collection Instrument

This article provides an overview of data collection methods and instrument design.

Instrument and protocol design- surveys

Webjunction: Library Surveys for Success

WebJunction: Library Surveys for Success

This webinar will help library staff to design effective surveys.

Instrument an protocol design- program evaluation

MEERA-My Education Evaluation Resource Assistant

MEERA-My Education Evaluation Resource Assistant

This website is a program evaluation consultant intended to help you with evaluation needs. The site offers resources and tools to assist with developing program evaluation.

Info People: Demonstrating Library Impact with Data

Info People: Demonstrating Library Impact with Data

This webinar will help library staff develop a framework to evaluate programs and services using data.

Public Library Association: Performance Measurement-Survey Question

Project Outcome

Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing standardized surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes.

User-friendly Guide to Project Evaluations

National Science Foundation: User-friendly Guide to Project Evaluations

This handbook serves as a guide to help users develop basic skills in the area of program evaluations.

Program Based evaluations in libraries

Outcome-based Evaluation Webography

Institute for Museum and Library Services: Outcome-Based Evaluation Webography

A list of resources to help institutions get started with program based evaluation.

InfoPeople: Measure Your Impact: Getting Started with Octcome Based Evaluations

InfoPeople: Measure Your Impact: Getting Started with Octcome Based Evaluations

This webinar will help library staff to get started with program evaluation methods.

Understanding basic research design

Overview of Qualitative Research

Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching: Overview of Qualitative Research

This module is an introduction to qualitative research design.