Library impact data project update

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Progress report on findings gleaned from library impact data project research

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Library impact data project update

  1. 1. Library Impact Data Project Update: May 2011
  2. 2. Hypothesis <ul><li>“ There is a statistically significant correlation across a number of universities between library activity data and student attainment” </li></ul>
  3. 3. ‘ Correlation’ Just because I sleep in a garage, it does not make me a car. Picture: Some rights reserved by PinkMoose
  4. 4. 2009-2010
  5. 5. 2009-2010
  6. 6. Conclusions so far <ul><li>You can get a degree result of almost any kind without using the library, but: </li></ul><ul><li>students who gained a first are less likely to be in the set of non & low users than those who gained a lower grade; </li></ul><ul><li>students who gained the highest grades are more likely to be in the set of high library usage than those who gained lower grades. </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.hud.ac.uk/blogs/projects/lidp/2011/04/19/data-analysis-update/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. What next? <ul><li>Results prepared and presented by University of Huddersfield; </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute findings from student focus groups; </li></ul><ul><li>Could run exercise again with richer data and extended date range; </li></ul><ul><li>Potential measure of impact of changes made to library service? </li></ul>

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