Fake Data

The political discourse in the U.S. is affecting my psychological health. I’m not kidding! This became clear a few of weeks back after my colleague Keith Curry Lance brought a library statistics report to my attention. This was the 2016 Annual Report issued by Project Outcome, the Public Library Association’s (PLA) national standardized outcome measurement initiative funded by… Read More Fake Data

Quantitative Thinking Improves Mental Alertness

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. Writer’s block, I guess. I was hoping to come up with some new angle on library statistics. But to be honest, I haven’t been able to shake the quantitative literacy kick I’ve been on. I believe that quantitative literacy/numeracy is important in this era of data-driven, evidence-based,… Read More Quantitative Thinking Improves Mental Alertness