Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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This paper outlines the significance of the pilot study in determining the feasibility of the main study, i.e., the role of the public libraries in citizenship information, and entails pre-testing the measuring tool (questionnaire). In the pilot study, 25 items were assessed on 27 subjects, and internal reliability was determined using Cronbach’s Alpha. The Alpha was found to be 0.78, indicating acceptable consistency of the measuring tool. (questionnaire). This pilot study will be beneficial in determining how to administer the measuring instrument for conducting the actual study and will bring transparency to the research process. The study will embark on a new paradigm in reporting pilot studies, as the pilot study are usually under-discussed and less reported. The pilot study is the original work carried out and will pave the way for the researchers, particularly to library and information professionals, before undertaking any survey study.