Reconciliation and reading in contemporary Australian literature
Nolan, M. & Clarke, R. (2012). Reconciliation and reading in contemporary Australian literature.
This qualitative research data looks at book clubs. Focus groups were used to find out to what extent literature enhances reconciliation, if at all and whether reading makes a difference. Focus groups were held in 2012 in Brisbane, Townsville, Hobart and Launceston.
This project is being conducted jointly with Dr Robert Clarke, University of Tasmania. The data is still being analysed.
Internal Australian Catholic University funding has been provided for the project. This is a pilot for a larger project.
The data consists of Word transcripts and digital recordings stored on DVD and hard drives. There is also an “Information for Participants file”, an “interview Protocol” and a Survey form.