Dissertation on Career Issues and Identity

Becky Donnell, a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology, has designed a dissertation to draw attention to, and to contribute to, the knowledge of career issues and identity within the D/deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities.
She invites those willing to participate in taking her survey and to pass it on to others who might be interested/willing to participate, thus furthering such research. All participants who complete the survey will have the option of entering to win a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com, and to
receive the study summary results.
To participate click on this link:
Go to http://www.psychdata.com and ENTER SURVEY #120527
The link takes you to a page that clearly explains the study and how the data will be used. I value education and research — and research yields strong results when enough people (and the right people) participate without bias.


    • Karen on March 26, 2007 at 8:42 am
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    Is the doctoral student deaf or hearing? We need to stop participating in studies done by hearing researchers!

  1. I would think it’s nice that a hearing researcher takes an interest. They can’t help it if they’re hearing. Anyway, that’s not important – what matters is the outcome of her research. but she kindly responded to the question:
    “I am hearing and proficient in ASL, having started to learn at 5 years old in North Carolina from deaf children at a local day school there ASL was my foreign language in college and I was a member of the Phoenix Association of the Deaf and worked for AZ AIDS Project of the Deaf. My study draws upon, and is influenced by, the work of both deaf and hearing psychologists.”

    • BEG on March 26, 2007 at 12:09 pm
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    Well, I agree there’s reason for caution: oralism for example, was backed up by all these “hearing researchers.” But someone who knows ASL I think is just fine.

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