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Measuring the Effect of Library Usage on First-Time-In-College Student Academic Success (2017)

Background: Using turnstile data collected by FSU Libraries researchers found that library usage has an estimated positive influence on FTIC students first-term GPAs and first-year retention rates past a certain threshold of frequency and duration.

Jingying Mao, & Kirsten Kinsley. (2017). Embracing the Generalized Propensity Score Method: Measuring the Effect of Library Usage       on First-Time-In-College Student Academic Success. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, Vol 12, Iss 4, Pp 129-157         (2017), (4), 129. https://doi.org/10.18438/B8BH35

Capstone Project, M.S. in Applied Economics (2016)

Background: Using turnstile data collected by FSU libraries, M.S. Students in Applied Economics were able to evaluate the effect of the Florida State Libraries on student outcomes.

Measuring the Effects of Increased Library Use on GPA Outcomes of FSU Undergraduates (PDF Document)

Graduate Conversations (2010 - 2013)

Background: Beginning in 2010, Florida State University Libraries engaged in a series of conversations with graduate students about their study habits and research practices. “Graduate Conversations” initiated a series of qualitative and ethnographic studies of how FSU graduate students and faculty study, research, and live. The methodology is a rich mix of qualitative studies.

Kinsley, K.,Besara, R., Scheel, A., Colvin, G., Brady, J. E., & Burel, M. (2015). Graduate Conversations: Assessing the Space Needs of Graduate Students. College & Research Libraries, 76(6), 756–770. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.76.6.756

STEM Conversations (2010 - 2013) 

Background: Beginning in 2010, Florida State University Libraries engaged in a series of conversations with STEM students and faculty about their study habits and research practices. “STEM Conversations” initiated a series of qualitative and ethnographic studies of how FSU graduate students and faculty study, research, and live. The methodology is a rich mix of qualitative studies.

 

Besara, R. & Kinsley, K. (2012, October). Understanding STEM Faculty & Student Behaviors & Needs at the Florida State University. Poster session presented at the Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville, VA.  http://old.libraryassessment.org/bm~doc/kinsley-kirsten-2012-poster-2-of-2.pdf

Undergraduate Conversations (2008)

Background: Beginning in 2008, Florida State University Libraries engaged in a series of conversations with students about their study habits and research practices. “Undergraduate Conversations” initiated a series of qualitative and ethnographic studies of how FSU students and faculty study, research, and live. The methodology is a rich mix of qualitative studies.

Studying the Florida State University Community (PDF Document)

A FSU Libraries Endeavor to Understand & Engage our Users - Summer 2008-2010
 

 

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