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Information Needs of Peak Consumer Organisations within NSW

Authors: Bridge, C., Cruikshank, A.
Published: 1st April 2004
Audience: Authors, Consumers, Government/NGOs/Peaks, Industry, Librarians/Researchers/Students
ISBN: 1 86487 566 6


This paper explores the home modification information needs of peak consumer organisations in NSW. It considers where consumer peaks locate the information and how they disseminate the information to their consumers.

Publication History

1st edition Home modification information needs of peak consumer organisations in NSW by Adam Cruickshank and Catherine Bridge, April 2004. Reprinted July 2014.

Table of Contents

  • Publication History
  • Glossary
  • Introduction
  • Project Aims
  • Background
    • Methodology
    • Sampling frame
    • Interview process
    • Interview schedule
    • Theoretical Sensitivity
  • Thematic analysis
    • Spatial requirements
    • Locating required information
    • Carer requirement
    • Product requirement
    • Requirement for community inclusion
    • Requirements for meeting standards of care
  • Disability access components
  • Funding policy
    • Building and land regulation
    • Natural environment
  • Built environment
    • Other
  • Summary of findings
  • References
  • Appendix A: Sampling frame
  • Appendix B: Invitation to participate
  • Appendix C: Subject information sheet
  • Appendix D: Ethical consent
  • Appendix E: Semi-structured interview guide 

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