Det spørgsmål forsøgte de at besvare på the University of Huddersfield. De undersøgte sammenhængen blandt 33.074 studerende på otte engelske universiteter. Det resulterede i denne artikel:
Graham Stone & Bryony Ramsden: Library Impact Data Project: Looking for the Link between Library Usage and Student Attainment
College & Research Libraries, November 2013, vol. 74, no. 6, s. 546-559 (pdf)
The Library Impact Data Project was a six-month project funded by Jisc and managed by the University of Huddersfield to investigate this hypothesis: “There is a statistically significant correlation across a number of universities between library activity data and student attainment.” E-resources usage, library borrowing statistics, and library gate entries were measured against final degree award for 33,074 undergraduate students across eight U.K. universities. The research successfully demonstrated a statistically significant relationship between library resource use and level of degree result; however, any conclusions drawn are not indicators that library usage and student attainment have a causal relationship.
Der er adgang til en del baggundsmateriale om undersøgelsen
- Library Impact Data Project (Just another JISC Activity Data project blog!)
- Library Impact Data Project Toolkit
Stone, Graham, Ramsden, Bryony and Pattern, David (2011) Library Impact Data Project Toolkit. Manual. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield. (Unpublished)
- Library Impact Data Project Data [Dataset]
Abstract: A subset of the data used by the project is now available under an Open Data Commons licence. The data contains final grade and library usage figures for 33,074 students studying undergradute degrees at UK universities.