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Approaches to Social Research: The Case of Deaf Studies

Alys Young and Bogusia Temple


This book explores the relationship between key methodological debates in social research and the special context of studies concerning deaf/D people(s). The book is organized around seven 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 natur ... More

Keywords: social research, deaf education, ethics, sign language, d/Deaf people, collective identity, information and communication technologies, epistemology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199929535
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199929535.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alys Young, author
University of Manchester, Professor of Social Work

Bogusia Temple, author
University of Central Lancashire, Professor of Health and Social Care Research