A quasi meta-analysis of the journal articles in the area of deafblind communication from 1995 to 1999
Edmonds, Amy R
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the journal articles found between the years 1995 and 1999 in the area of deafblind communication. The method used for this analysis was a quasi meta-analysis. A total of 33 articles were identified from a combination of both on-line database searches and manual searches of selected journals. Each retrieved article was analyzed using a protocol, which specifically identifies author name, number of authors, source of the article, publication year, research design, author affiliation, and communication mode researched. The findings concluded that the field of deafblindness, during these years, focused upon qualitative research, generated from universities with more than one author or researcher. The journals in the area of visual impairment and blindness published the majority of this research. Tactual sign, gestures, sign, and Braille were the communication modes that articles most commonly researched.