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Statistics and teaching in departments of library and information studies

Niels Ole Pors (Niels Ole Pors is Director of Studies, The Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark.)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Article publication date: 1 March 2000



Teaching some kind of research methodology takes place in nearly all departments of library and information studies. Often the units or courses do not embrace more than the simplest introduction to statistics. Teaching methods differ quite a lot and it is not unusual for a person to obtain a degree without the slightest knowledge about numbers and their properties. Describes how statistics can be used in practical situations in all types of library activities.



Ole Pors, N. (2000), "Statistics and teaching in departments of library and information studies", The Bottom Line, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 16-20.




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