Edith Cowan University
Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science
School or Research Centre
School of Computer and Security Science
Australian Postgraduate Award (APA).
Australian Government : Department of Education and Training
This dataset consists of 3 files:
File 1: Qualitative data enclosed in Microsoft Excel file. Data collection includes one to one interviews with Western Australian migrants.
Content analysis: interview utterances were analysed for content, classified into categories, and coded and entered in Microsoft Excel file columns.
File 2: Qualitative data enclosed in Microsoft Word file. Data collection includes one to one interviews with Western Australian migrants.
Content analysis: interview utterances were analysed for content, classified into categories, and coded and entered in Microsoft Word file columns.
File 3: Quantitative data enclosed in Qualtrics software which includes public librarians’ responses to a Web survey. SPSS Tables and Figures imported from the Qualtrics Software raw data into a Word file.
Research Activity Title
Community Building, Multiculturalism and the Suburban Public Library
Research Activity Description
A PhD research project to build sustainable communities in multicultural nations by leveraging the services of the public library for nation building.
The information needs of diverse communities in the population were obtained through interviews with local migrants in Western Australia. The inductive content analysis methodology was used to analysed the data collected and presented in a Microsoft Excel file.
An evaluation of the current level of public library services and programs were obtained from a web electronic survey administered to librarians in Australian public libraries. The SPSS software was used for data analysis.
Data findings underpins the Model for Sustainable Public Libraries described in the author's Phd thesis publication (Chapter 7, p.216). Thesis is available from: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1524.
Semi structured one to one interviews and electronic web survey using Qualtrics software.
For full details on the research methodology, see Chapter 3 of the author's thesis (http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1524/)
Start of data collection time period
End of data collection time period
File 1 (33KB), File 2 (31KB), File 3 (137KB)
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
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Chelliah, R. (2016). Community Building, Multiculturalism and the Suburban Public Library: Community, Cohesion and Sustainability. Qualitative Data From Interviews on Western Australian Migrants' Information Needs & Quantitative Web Survey Data On Service Provision At Australian Public Libraries, 2011-2012. Edith Cowan University. https://doi.org/10.4225/75/56cc126d627d9
3_Quantitative Data_Web Survey_Librarians Responses.docx (139 kB)
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