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Qualitative Research and the Modern Library by Valeda Dent Goodman

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A place in the world: qualitative research as a way to study global libraries

Abstract:

This chapter explores a novel project, located in rural Uganda, which used qualitative methods to explore communication exchange amongst rural village library users.

Key words

Uganda

Africa

village libraries

storytelling

grounded theory

narrative analysis

content analysis

So far, this book has focused exclusively on qualitative research in the modern Western library setting. Many aspects of daily life are now impacted on some level by globalism, whether it be business, technology, or education. Libraries are no exception; they operate in all corners of the developed and still-developing world, and librarians and library professionals provide services ...

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