Perceptions of Social Networks by Adults Who Are Deafblind

Katrina Arndt, Amy Parker
2016 American Annals of the Deaf  
The workshop will include a discussion of study methods and three main findings. Theoretical frameworks that influenced the study are grounded theory and phenomenology, with additional influence from the constructivism paradigm. Grounded theory had significant influence on our decisions about coding the data after collection, and informed our decisions around using open and axial coding. A phenomenological perspective shaped the ways we considered what data sources were valid-were closest to
more » ... ticipants ' actual experiences-and this affected our interest in collecting traditional demographic data. Not least, a constructivist paradigm influenced all decisions throughout the study as we attempted to understand how the reality of being deafblind shaped participants' experiences.
doi:10.1353/aad.2016.0027 pmid:27477042 fatcat:ozxrxepiljbytdvf5utarszgle