A Proposal to Conduct Research on the Relationship Between Aboriginals Living on Reservations in Alberta and the Public Library System

Abstract | Research Problem | Literature Review | Questions and Definitions | Ethics Review | Data Collection | Implementation Plan | Dissemination Plan | Budget |
Appendix A | Appendix B | Appendix C | Appendix D | Appendix E | Appendix F | Appendix G | Bibliography |

Letter of Information

You are invited to participate in an interview-based research project. The purpose of the interview is to explore your relationship with libraries, public libraries, and information-seeking. The single interview will be approximately 1-1.5 hours in length, audio-recorded, and conducted in a casual manner. There will not be any follow-up interviews.

The researcher is a Masters student in Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing. This interview and the information gathered as a result will be compiled into a graduate paper at the U of A and may further be published in other formats (journal, book, etc.) as well as adapted for conferences. Your identity will be kept private, a pseudonym will be assigned, and all information will be held in the strictest confidentiality with only myself having access to your personal information.

The data collected will be kept in a secure place for five years after completion of this project before being appropriately destroyed in a way that will ensure your privacy. You may access a copy of my graduate research paper from your Band Elders who will receive a copy upon completion. Participation in this project is entirely voluntary and you may decline to answer any questions or withdraw from the interview at any time. There are no known risks associated with the project.

The plan for this study has been reviewed for its adherence to ethical guidelines and approved by the Faculties of Education, Extension, Augustana and Campus Saint Jean Research Ethics Board (EEASJ REB) at the University of Alberta. For questions regarding participant rights and ethical conduct of research, contact the Chair of the EEASJ REB c/o (780) 492-2614.

For more information, please contact:

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