Implementation Plan

The complete study and document preparation will take place between July 1st 2009 and December 23rd 2009 in the pursuit of completing a directed study in the School of Library and Information Studies. Grant applications will occur between July 1st and August 1st. Purchasing of required supplies will be done between July 1st and September 1st. Between the dates of July and August 1st preparation of ethics approval documents will be done while the ethics approval process should occur sometime between August 1st and September 15th. Six week should supply the ethic review board with enough time to grant this study approval. Recruitment of willing participants will occur from September 15th to October 15th . Preparation for the interviews including the pre-testing of questions would start August 1st and be completed before the end of the recruitment deadline. Interviews would ideally be conducted between October 15th and November 15th. Transcripts of the digital recording would be drafted from October 20th to November 20th. Between the dates of November 20th and November 25th verification of consistency between the digital recording and transcript information would occur. A first draft of the research study would be drafted by December 18th which would allow five more days to complete editing and a final draft. For a Gantt chart displaying this information please consult Appendix I.

The total budget for this project is ten thousand dollars. In the event that funding for this research should not be approved in the amount expected sacrifices would have to be made. The hiring of a research assistant, the purchasing of a new laptop and digital voice recorder could be eliminated.