Article in the Times Higher

Thanks to @Mitchley at DMU for spotting an interesting article in the Times Higher, which reports on a study at the University of East London that found that students who buy more books achieve better degree results.

Degree results speak volumes

Although we don’t have any hard statisical evidence, some initial work we did on measuring the link between a book usage and the average % final grade of the students who borrowed it seemed to indicate that some core/essential titles were less borrowed by higher achievers than we were expecting to see. We felt the most likely explanation was that high achievers weren’t borrowing the book from the library beacuse they had in fact purchased it.