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Exploring Theories and Expanding Methodologies: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go Vol: 2

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20 Jun 2001
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
292 pages - 156 x 234 x 17mm
Research in Social Science and Disability


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.
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 The social model of disability: An outdated ideology?.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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