Book Title: The Disability Studies Research Methods Handbook
Editor: Michael S. Jeffress, PhD, Associate Professor, Tennessee State University, firstname.lastname@example.org; 615-963-7952
This CFP seeks proposals for chapters for a project under consideration by Routledge Press that will showcase original research, meta-analysis studies, and theoretical essays from both senior and junior scholars in interdisciplinary fields related to disability studies. The purpose is to provide chapters that discuss methods for conducting disability studies research and provide exemplar studies that show the different methods in practice. Each exemplar study chapter will be 6,000 words and will follow a standard format of Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Findings & Discussion, and Conclusion and will include a list of five discussion questions and three suggested activities. The tentative book outline is:
Introductory chapters: General introduction chapter, a chapter to provide a brief history of disability studies as a field of study, and a chapter on the ethics of doing disability studies research.
Section I: Qualitative Methods. An introduction chapter on doing qualitative disability studies research followed by up to 10 case study chapters that provide exemplars of original research employing different types of qualitative methods, including: grounded theory, ethnography, phenomenology, auto-ethnography, conversational analysis, interviewing, focus groups, observational, photovoice, etc.
Section 2: Quantitative Methods: An introduction chapter on doing quantitative disability studies research followed by up to 10 case study chapters that provide exemplars of original research employing different quantitative methods, including: survey research, descriptive, correlational, content analysis, and experimental research.
Section 3: Historical-Critical Methods: An introduction chapter on doing historical-critical disability studies research followed by up to 10 case study chapters that provide exemplars of original research employing different historical-critical methods, including: textual criticism (semiotic analysis and rhetorical analysis), ideological criticism (Marxist, post-colonial, feminist, queer, etc.), discourse analysis and historical analysis.
Section 4: Mixed Methods. An introduction chapter on doing mixed-methods disability studies research followed by up to 10 case study chapters that provide exemplars of original research employing mixed methods.
11/30/2020 - Review of proposals begins
1/1/2021 - Invite contributors of selected proposals to submit full chapters for review
4/30/2021 - Deadline for first drafts
6/30/2021 - Feedback returned
9/30/2021 - Final drafts due
Submission instructions: To submit a proposal, please send an e-mail to email@example.com with an attached Word document that includes a working chapter title, 150-250 word abstract, and a brief bio that provides your degree status and current title and institutional affiliation. In addition, please answer the following questions: 1) Are you submitting a proposal for an introduction to conducting research chapter or an exemplar study chapter? and 2) What method(s) and theoretical framework(s) does your proposal utilize?