Thinking About Conducting Culturally Sensitive Research in Augmentative and Alternative CommunicationBy Huer, Mary Blake; Saenz, Terry Irvine; Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 267-273
Publication Date: December 2002
Article discusses a theoretical approach that would allow researchers to begin to reflect on issues related to culturally sensitive research in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) practices. The inclusion of culturally diverse members on the research team can help to alert the team to problems in research design that those in the majority culture could miss due to different upbringings, life experiences, and cultural understandings compared with those of the culture being studied. Research procedures such as interviews, focus groups, and surveys have roots in anthropology and sociology, as these methodologies are suited to apply to culturally sensitive research. Examples from three AAC research projects that pose questions about culturally sensitive research practices are included.
Published by: International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) (Website:http://www.isaac-online.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J44655