Dagens bibliotekslänk: Learning From Our Statistics

Idag släpps den svenska biblioteksstatistiken för pandemiåret 2020.

Passande läsning från Public Librarise Online: Learning From Our Statistics

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”But statistics are often misused. They are sometimes treated as a scorecard where higher means better, encouraging library staff to focus on increasing numbers instead of on meeting needs. We misread data and draw incorrect conclusions. We make bad comparisons, look for trends with insufficient data, and miss connections. We count what is easy to count, and we don’t necessarily count what is important to know. Some of the most important information is simply not countable, and it may get ignored. We take surveys and allow the opinion of a few to stand for the majority


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