Statistics at Makerere University Library
For the past 3 weeks, Fred and I have been physically counting Library users based on gender in the Library at different time intervals of the day.
We will do this until the end of October, 2010. From these statistics we have noticed that boys use the Library more than girls, and that girls use the discussion rooms than the boys. On rainy days there are fewer students in the Library compared to sunny days. Why is that?
As the saying goes “You may prove anything by figures” I presume that by the end of this exercise we will be able to come up with substantial conclusions regarding our female and male readers’ preferences in terms of time, reading/discussion space, etc and the implication of these to the services provided by Makerere University Library.
During LATINA–Africa 2011 we plan to hold “Statistics for advocacy course”; one day course for executives and others. Hopefully this will run one day before the LATINA course. I am eagerly waiting to learn more about statistics and their credibility!! Are you?