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Table of Contents


CHAPTER ONE: Introduction

1.0. Introduction

1.1. Subject Area and Background for the Research

1.2. Statement of the Research Problem

          1.2.1. Research Problem

          1.2.2. Research Questions

1.3. Rationale and Need for the Study

          1.3.1. Background and Need for the Study

          1.3.2. Scope of the Research

1.4. Aims and Objectives

          1.4.1. Aims

          1.4.2. Objectives

1.5. Structure of the Dissertation

1.6. Definitions

1.7. Conclusion

CHAPTER TWO: Literature Review

2.0. Introduction

2.1. Supporting Literature

          2.1.1.Open Access Scholarly Communications

          2.1.2. Open Access through Institutional Repositories

          2.1.3. Challenges in the Effective use of IRs

2.2. Theoretical Frameworks in the Literature

          2.2.1. Organisational Perspectives

          2.2.2. Technical Perspectives

          2.2.3. Engagement and Intrinsic/Extrinsic Motivation

2.3. Conclusion

CHAPTER THREE: Methodology

3.0. Introduction

3.1. Qualitative Research and Grounded Theory Method

3.2. Research Design

          3.2.1. Setting

          3.2.2. Research Population

          3.2.3. Data Collection Procedure

           Data Collection Instrument

           Initial and Theoretical Sampling

          3.2.4. Data Analysis

           Coding Data

           Memo Writing

3.4. Ethical Considerations

3.5. Conclusion


CHAPTER FOUR: Interview Findings

4.0. Introduction

4.1. Main Themes and Concepts

          4.1.1. Perceptions of IRs and Self-archiving

          4.1.2. Engagement and Motivational Factors

          4.1.3. Barriers to Deposition

          4.1.4. Organisational Perspectives

4.2. Interview Procedure and Limitations

4.3. Conclusion

CHAPTER FIVE: Discussion

5.0. Introduction

5.1. Core Constructs

5.2. Tacit and Formal Theories

5.3. Theoretical Saturation

5.4. Validity and Reliability

5.5. Conclusion  

CHAPTER SIX: Conclusions

6.0. Introduction and Summary of the Study

6.1. Reflections on the Research Project

          6.1.1. Valid Contributions

          6.1.2. Limitations to the Study

          6.1.3. Scope for Future Research

6.2. Conclusion and Recommendations

List of Tables

Table 1.

Table 2.

Table 3.

List of Figures

Figure 1.

Figure 2.

Figure 3.




Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Appendix 3

Links to: My Dissertation; Table of contents; Lists; References; Bibliography; Appendices; Interviews; Coding; Memos; Notes; Categories; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six

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