Wednesday, 22 April 2009

PhD student volunteers wanted for a ground‐breaking research study!

Were you born between 1982 and 1994? Does your doctorate start in 2008 or 2009?

Education for Change (EfC) is managing a research study for the British Library and the JISC to investigate the information seeking and research behaviour of doctoral students born between 1982 and 1994 – commonly dubbed ‘Generation Y’.

They need volunteers to take part in a longitudinal research study over 2½ years of about 70 full‐time UK doctoral students from all subject disciplines, which will track information‐seeking behaviour and changing attitudes to research. They want to find out how you do your research, how and when you use libraries, information and research resources both online and off.

Being involved in the Researchers of Tomorrow study will offer interesting and valuable
opportunities to share your own research experiences and exchange ideas with
other doctoral students in the study. There will be get‐togethers at the British Library in London and there will be free opportunities to attend events and take advantage of the
Library’s facilities and services.

If this interests you, please contact Louise Wetheridge immediately l.wetheridge@efc.co.uk or
telephone 020 7247 3370.

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