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ERIC Number: EJ1064678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
Reflections on a Pilot Project: Removing the "Dis" from Disability
Yee, Michelle J.
Research in Higher Education Journal, v17 Sep 2012
This paper explores preliminary results of a pilot study whose purpose was to document, through an oral history narrative, the personal and work experiences of a female artist and social entrepreneur who is legally blind. These experiences included the challenges that the research participant has experienced in the U.S. as a woman with an "invisible" disability, specifically legal blindness that was acquired in adulthood. This qualitative research project began with the initial intent of contributing to the genre of narrative inquiry with a feminist lens (Saldana, 2011). During the stage of data analysis, the researcher became more intrigued with constructivist grounded theory as a methodological paradigm, informed by both critical theory and feminist theory as broader theoretical perspectives (Kushner, 2003; Stern, 2011; Wuest, 1995). The investigative concern through the course of the project has thus evolved into giving shape to a theoretical process, rather than a constructed story, with the voice of the participant in the foreground.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California