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Exploring Theories and Expanding Methodologies
     

Exploring Theories and Expanding Methodologies

by S. N. Barnartt, Sharon N. Barnartt, Barbara M. Altman
 

ISBN-10: 0762307730

ISBN-13: 9780762307739

Pub. Date: 06/20/2001

Publisher: Emerald Publishing Ltd

This volume of "Research in Social Science and Disability" focuses attention on the dual themes of theory and methodology that must form a basis for studies of impairment and disability. It addresses issues that include: critiques of current concepts of disability; the fit between sociological role theory and the concept of disability; the operationalization of

Overview

This volume of "Research in Social Science and Disability" focuses attention on the dual themes of theory and methodology that must form a basis for studies of impairment and disability. It addresses issues that include: critiques of current concepts of disability; the fit between sociological role theory and the concept of disability; the operationalization of different definitions of disability; conducting surveys with people with impairments; and, the reliability and utility of several qualitative research methodologies as applied to impairment and disability. Overall, the papers in this volume represent the beginning of a resurgence of interest in social science theories and methodologies within the study of impairment and disability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762307739
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
06/20/2001
Series:
Research in Social Science and Disability Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

EDITORIAL BOARD.
Introduction: Exploring theories and expanding methodologies: Where we are and where we need to go.
The social model of disability: An outdated ideology?.
The conceptualization of disability.
Using role theory to describe disability.
Definitions of disability and their operationalization, and measurement in survey data: An update.
Examining the fit between deafness and disability.
Methodological issues in the measurement of persons with disabilities.
Measures of functional limitations: The effects of person-level vs. household-level questionnaire design.
Inclusion of disabled populations in interview surveys: Review and recommendations.
Interpretive research and people with intellectual disabilities: Politics and practicalities.
Problems of methodology in cross-cultural disability studies: An indian immigrant example.
Content analysis methodology for studying news and disability: Case studies from the United States and England.
Case study method for research on disability.
About the Authors.

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