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STAT 263: Introduction to Statistics

This guide explains the library related details for the "What is the mean age of books in the Mardigian Library?" project

Sampling plan tips

About the HM section

  • The HM section is on the 3rd floor of the Mardigian Library. There are also some HM books in the reference collection (11). 
  • The HM section encompasses #HM1-HM1281
  • There are ~1615 books in the HM section

About the J section

  • The J section is also on the 3rd floor. There are also some J books in the reference collection (158).
  • The J section encompasses J1-JZ6530
  • There are ~3573 books in the J section

Collections that are not part of this project 

  • Armenian collection
  • Education curriculum collection.
  • eBooks

Finding the copyright date in the catalog

  1. Find an item
  2.  Click the MARC Display button

       3. Locate the copyright date

Considerations when developing your sampling plan

  • Foreign language books - how do you treat foreign language books?
  • Multiple copies - how do multiple copies fit in?
  • Book with software - If there is a book that also has software, what do you do?
  • Book with a range of dates
  • Book without a copyright date:




  • Book with both copyright dates:

  • Books without either copyright date are also a possibility
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