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Approaches to Social Research


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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

About the Author

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.


"This book is a welcome addition to the growing number of books that are exploring theoretical and methodological issues in research with deaf people. Each chapter is well written and provides many references to other research (including that of the authors), so that readers can follow up any particular items of interest. There is a useful summary at the end of each chapter entitled 'concluding thoughts', which helps to pose questions for the reader, which is accompanied by a list of the references cited in that chapter. I would thoroughly recommend this book. I believe that it will be useful to social researchers with a broad range of research interests. This book will be of interest not only to people newly
considering social research and/or research with deaf people but also to experienced
researchers who are open to critiquing their own research practices." --Jemina Napier, International Journal of Social Research Methodology

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