Feasibility of a Qualitative Study Exploring the Experience of Deaf Individuals from Malaysia Studying Abroad: A Preliminary Study

  • NurFarhana A. Aftar Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
Keywords: Deaf peoples, access, interaction, interpreter, optimistic, social support

Abstract

This is a feasibility qualitative study involving a triangulation data collection method. The aim of the study is to develop a qualitative research to explore the lived experience of deaf individuals in attempt to view and understand their experience from their perspectives. This preliminary study involved a semi-structured interview with one deaf participant, observations of short video clips, and document review of relevant blog entries by a deaf individual from Malaysia. Thematic analysis was completed, and six emerging themes found were access, communication/interaction, gaining perspectives, interpreters, optimistic, and social support. As this was a feasibility study, modifications were made throughout the study. Limitations of this study was documented and taken into consideration in designing further studies.

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Published
2021-08-24
How to Cite
A. Aftar, N. (2021) “Feasibility of a Qualitative Study Exploring the Experience of Deaf Individuals from Malaysia Studying Abroad: A Preliminary Study”, Asian Social Work Journal, 6(4), pp. 1 - 9. doi: https://doi.org/10.47405/aswj.v6i4.172.
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