Title

Literacy in Washington State

Presenter Information

Taylor Vickrey

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 137A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

The purpose of my research is to investigate the status of adult literacy in Washington State. Working from existing literature I intend to develop an interview guide to answer questions not currently addressed within the existing literature. Specifically, I intend to interview librarians, teachers and nonprofit organization personnel that are striving to increase adult literacy rates in the greater Seattle area. I’ll contact librarians, teachers, and nonprofit organization personnel that are linked to adult literacy in the greater Seattle area. Sample recruitment will occur from a combination of cold calling appropriate libraries and nonprofits to secure an initial interview. Once I have secured initial interviews, I’ll ask my respondents for names and contact information for others that are also involved in adult literacy. In this way, I’ll be utilizing a snowball sample. You’re then going to want to discuss some of the anticipated findings of your study. You don’t have to have a clear-cut set of findings yet, just talk about what you think you’ll find and/or discuss what you’d like to know more about.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Michael Harrod

Additional Mentoring Department

Sociology

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Literacy in Washington State

SURC 137A

The purpose of my research is to investigate the status of adult literacy in Washington State. Working from existing literature I intend to develop an interview guide to answer questions not currently addressed within the existing literature. Specifically, I intend to interview librarians, teachers and nonprofit organization personnel that are striving to increase adult literacy rates in the greater Seattle area. I’ll contact librarians, teachers, and nonprofit organization personnel that are linked to adult literacy in the greater Seattle area. Sample recruitment will occur from a combination of cold calling appropriate libraries and nonprofits to secure an initial interview. Once I have secured initial interviews, I’ll ask my respondents for names and contact information for others that are also involved in adult literacy. In this way, I’ll be utilizing a snowball sample. You’re then going to want to discuss some of the anticipated findings of your study. You don’t have to have a clear-cut set of findings yet, just talk about what you think you’ll find and/or discuss what you’d like to know more about.