Grounded theory in speech-language pathology
The Handbook of Qualitative Research in Communication Disorders
School of Psychology and Social Science
Qualitative research approaches are increasingly being used in the study of communication disorders, as is attested to by the nature of this volume. Th ere have been special issues devoted to the subject in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (Damico & Simmons-Mackie, 2003), Aphasiology (Damico, Simmons-Mackie, Oelschlaeger, Elman, & Armstrong, 1999), and in the Australian journal ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech Language and Hearing (Davidson & McAllister, 2002). Professor Jack Damico has been a pioneer both in carrying out qualitative studies and in inspiring and educating others in the application of such approaches.