Approaches to Social Research: The Case of Deaf Studies (Perspectives on Deafness)

Approaches to Social Research: The Case of Deaf Studies (Perspectives on Deafness)

By: Bogusia Temple (author), Alys Young (author)Hardback

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In Approaches to Social Research: The Case of Deaf Studies, Alys Young and Bogusia Temple explore the relationship between key methodological debates in social research and the special context of studies concerning d/Deaf people(s). The book is organized around 7 topics: being d/Deaf as a site of contested identity and representation; epistemology and the boundaries of claims for population specific and plural epistemologies; ethics and the implications of collective identity on standard ethical principles and practices; populations and sampling given the highly heterogeneous nature of d/Deaf people(s); narrative methodologies re-examined in light of the visual nature of signed languages; interpretation, translation and transcription and the context of multiple modalities; and information and communication technologies as transformative epistemologies. Through these themes, new aspects of old debates within social research become evident, and the authors challenge specialist field of studies by, with, and about d/Deaf people. Throughout the volume, the authors also show how the field provides challenges to established ways of thinking and working. The book is of interest to scholars within and outside of research concerning d/Deaf people(s), as well as practitioners in the fields of deaf education, social work and allied health professions.

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Alys Young is Professor of Social Work at the University of Manchester UK, where she is also Director of the Social Research with Deaf People programme. She has worked both as a practicing social worker and social scientist alongside d/Deaf colleagues for 25 years. Bogusia Temple is a part-time Professor of Health and Social Care Research at the University of Central Lancashire and also works independently as a Research Consultant. She has carried out research with diverse communities on a range of issues including evaluation of services and is particularly interested in research methodologies.


Chapter 1: Introduction to the Book: Its Scope and Approach ; Chapter 2: Definitions and Transgressions ; Chapter 3: Epistemology, Methodology and Method in Research with d/Deaf People ; Chapter 4: Ethical Research Practice in Studies Which Involve Deaf People ; Chapter 5: Populations and Sampling ; Chapter 6: Narrative, Epistemology and Language ; Chapter 7: Interpretation, Transcription and Translation: Representation in Research ; Chapter 8: The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Research with Deaf People ; Chapter 9: (in)Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780199929535
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780199929535
  • weight: 406
  • ISBN10: 019992953X

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