Approaches to Social Research: The Case of Deaf Studies by Alys YoungApproaches to Social Research: The Case of Deaf Studies by Alys Young

Approaches to Social Research: The Case of Deaf Studies

byAlys Young, Bogusia Temple

Hardcover | May 22, 2014

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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 asite 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 natureof 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, newaspects 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 alliedhealth 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 Resea...
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Title:Approaches to Social Research: The Case of Deaf StudiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:May 22, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019992953X

ISBN - 13:9780199929535

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Book: Its Scope and Approach2. Definitions and Transgressions3. Epistemology, Methodology and Method in Research with d/Deaf People4. Ethical Research Practice in Studies Which Involve Deaf People5. Populations and Sampling6. Narrative, Epistemology and Language7. Interpretation, Transcription and Translation: Representation in Research8. The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Research with Deaf People9. (in)Conclusion