Get Paid for Doing Research and Help the Library!

Professors Beth Bloom and Marta Deyrup are seeking Seton Hall sophomores, juniors and seniors to participate this semester (Spring 2012) in a research study. The goal of our project is to understand students’ research behavior patterns, so that we can give better instruction that is modeled on the way students actually do research.
If you are a Seton Hall sophomore, junior or senior you are eligible to participate. You must be enrolled in a class that requires writing a research paper. For your time, you will receive $125 Pirates Gold upon completion of your participation. [Please note: if you participated in this project last semester you are not eligible.]

Your Part in the Project
Participating students will be trained in using OpenHallway, an online tracking tool
As you do your online research, you will be asked to use this online tracking tool to record your search actions. Students will be divided randomly into two groups: one group of students will have a one-on-one research session with a librarian as they do their research; the other group of students will do research using their own research strategies. At the end of the semester, students will be given a final short survey and attend a wrap-up session with the investigators.

We really appreciate your help and time in improving library services. We hope you are interested in our project and will help us out! We look forward to working with you.

To participate or to find out more about the study contact Professor Bloom ( or Dr. Deyrup (