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Cross-Cultural Research Competencies Curriculum from the National Center for Deaf Health Research

University of Rochester Medical Center

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Robert Pollard

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This is a required reading course for the University of Rochester Prevention Research Center's staff and any other people interested in learning about conducting research with deaf people. The course is designed to help learners appreciate the issues encountered when a research culture interacts with a deaf culture. Topics include ethics of conducting research with deaf people, history of the deaf, being deaf in America, deaf parents of hearing children, cultural characteristics of the deaf community, and the nature and structure of American Sign Language.

The course is intended for anyone interested in collaborative work between researchers and deaf community members.

Self-paced; the required and recommended reading lists are provided online.


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