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rezearch design**



TYPES OF DATA COLLECTION: The qualitative research method of data collection comes in six formats: participation observation, videotaped data of interviews, storytelling, and natural conversations, surveys and focus groups.

  • PARTICIPATION OBSERVATION:

      1. General Deaf gatherings in southern Californian areas (Deaf Block, CSUN parties, Sport activities, Deaf Expo's, etc.)
      2. Gay communities (California: Weho, SD's Hillcrest, Long Beach Broadway; Washington D.C.: possibly at Gallaudet University)
  • INTERVIEWS WITH RESEARCH SUBJECTS:

      See Appendix A (broken link on-purpose) to the list of interview questions to learn the linguistic background of research subjects.
      See Appendix B to the list of Research Subjects with their pseudo/technical names and mild descriptions.

  • STORYTELLING:

      Second videotaped data—Uninterupted longetivity of one-directed conversation.
  • NATURAL CONVERSATION:

      Third videotaped data—natural conversation between two or three masculine women.
  • SURVEYS:
      A collection of Deaf/signer women's observation on "butch" signs

  • FOCUS GROUPS:

      Will be scheduled after a large quanity of collected data. Discussion of data with four chosen people, two from Deaf gay community and other two, heterosexual tomboys or sporty girls.



    **-—All this is in its preliminary stages of research project so the researcher is eager to hear any feedback.