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The date for this program is Friday, October 20th, not October 27th as was given in the original message in the Session details section.  Sorry for any confusion!

Carol

Please excuse cross-posting of this message.	
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On October 20th the Nova Scotia Provincial Library will be hosting “Survey Says...?” a webcast from the Education Institute.  This educational session will provide a basic understanding of the logic behind surveys. 

The Benefits 
The key goals of this session are to improve your ability to critically evaluate and interpret survey results, as well as provide you with the fundamental tools to enable you to decide if a proper sample size and sampling method was used. 

Who Should Participate? 
All librarians will benefit from this workshop. 

Key Topics You Will Explore
The difference between a parameter and a statistic 
What confidence intervals, confidence levels, and inferential statistics are 
How to critically interpret survey results 
How to calculate sample size for a simple survey 
Different sampling techniques (probability and nonprobability) 

Method of Instruction 
Webcast, accompanying PowerPoint and PowerPoint handouts. 

Presenter
Derrick K. Larsen, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Research and Performance Support at the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Regina.

Developed for the Education Institute by the Saskatchewan Library Association. 

SESSION DETAILS:
Time: Friday, October 20th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Place: Classroom, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 3770 Kempt Road, Halifax
This session is free; parking is available in front of the building.

Please respond to Denise Parrott at [log in to unmask] or by phone at 424-2480 if you would like to attend this session.  

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