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Qualitative Research Resources

Find sources of qualitative training & support at UNC. How to search for and evaluate qualitative research, integrate qualitative research into systematic reviews, report/publish qualitative research. Includes some Mixed Methods resources.

A few gems for librarians inspired by UNC Chapel Hill HSL Librarians

Most of these were discussed at or inspired by discussion of qualitative research methods at HSL's July 9, 2017, monthly meeting of librarians and graduate assistants primarily in the Clinical, Academic, & Research Engagement Department (formerly User Services).  These represent a small sampling of some well-known library ethnographies and ethnographers. Also included are a few examples of other qualitative research related to libraries or librarians or by librarians. Nominations of additional examples, including those using wide variety of qualitative or mixed-methods research methods, are welcome.

Nancy Fried Foster Rochester Studies (anthropology in libraries)

Some additional qualitative/anthropological studies of researchers and libraries

Donna M. Lanclos, Library Anthropologist

Nandita Mani, PhD

Paul Solomon, PhD (former UNC SILS faculty member now at USC SLIS)

A few examples of qualitative research in or about libraries or librarians can be found among former UNC SILS faculty member Paul Solomon's publications. 

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