Towards Best Practices for Surveying People with Disabilities, Volume 1

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Nova Publishers, 2007 - Medical - 227 pages
The chapters in this book focus on three central themes: Current Challenges in Survey Development for People with Disabilities; Strategies to Promote Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Survey Development; and Issues for Future Development.The book is primarily a book for researchers and practitioners in the disability field. Since the topics presented in the book crosscut multiple disciplines and thus may be suited for students and experts of various disciplines. It hopefully also finds many interested readers among students and teachers of medical, social and disability sciences studies at colleges and universities. While some chapters highlight the currently unresolved barriers towards obtaining accurate measurements for certain disability populations, others introduce innovative ways to plan for and to conduct inclusive surveys. In many instances, the work presented is work in progress and as such it is important in that it is expected to stimulate debate and future research work.

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Addressing Recommendations for Increasing the Rate of Response by Persons with Disabilities A Comparison Across Six National Surveys
Removing the Barriers Modifying Telephone Survey Methodology to Increase Self Response Among People with Disabilities
Challenges in Defining Respondent Populations in a Web Survey of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities
Using American Sign Language in Assessing the EndofLifecare Educational needs of Deaf Persons Lessons on Language Culture and Research Practi...
ConsumerDriven and Conducted Survey Research in Action
Training Temporarily AbleBodied Survey Interviewers
Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the NHIS and NHISD NonResponse Proxy Response and Assisted Response
Notes from the Field Contemporary Strategies for Developing Surveys of People with Disabilities The Masshealth Employment and Disability Survey
Initial Development of the Disability and Activity Impact Screener DAIS An Example of Qualitative Measurement Discovery
A MultiMode Approach for Surveying Visually Impaired Populations
How to Reach the Invisible Population of Hard of Hearing Americans

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