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humanities, social sciences, and sciences who responded to the questionnaire was made
for conducting semi-structured, in-depth interviews. These 14 faculty members were
selected on the basis of being heavy users of the Internet as reported on question 13 of the
questionnaire. On April 10th, an E-mail invitation (see Appendix G) was sent to potential
interview subjects. From this group of approximately 20 individuals, 14 subjects were
eventually selected for the in-depth, semi- structured interviews. Several individuals
refused to participate or never acknowledged receipt of the E-mail. After analyzing the 14
interviews, the investigator determined that the categories were sufficiently saturated and
there was no need to conduct further interviews. Table No. 4 provides details on the
Table No. 4
Interviewed Tenured & Tenure-Track Faculty Members by Discipline Areas
Humanities Social Sciences Sciences Totals
Tenured 3 2 2 7
Ten.-Track 2 3 2 7
Totals 5 5 4 14
On the day before the scheduled interview, each interview subject received an
E-mail reminder. (See Appendix H). Only one individual failed to keep an interview
appointment. This missed appointment was rescheduled and held at a later date. The
interviews were held between April 19th and May 16th. At the interview session,
conducted either in the Library's Lecture Room or the faculty member's office, the
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