Ward and Duke publish chapter addressing rural Alaskan communities
A model for how librarians can use qualitative research methods to answer questions about the populations they serve.
Jennifer Ward, Associate Professor of Library Science and Thomas Duke, Associate Professor of Education have published a chapter in Using Qualitative Methods in Action Research: How Librarians Can Get to the Why of Data. In the chapter they describe their study of teachers in rural Alaskan communities and the role information literacy plays in the lives of these teachers and in their classrooms. Their phenomenological study serves as a model for how librarians can use qualitative research methods to answer questions about the populations they serve.
Ward, J. D., & Duke, T. S. (2011). Remote and rural voices: Using interviews to understand the information literacy experience of Alaskan special educators. In D. Cook, & L. Farmer (Eds.), Using qualitative methods in action research: How librarians can get to the why of data. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.