Nautical activities and people with hearing difficulties. An experience with focus groups

Daniel Martos-García

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Martos García, D. (2003). Nautical activities and people with hearing difficulties. An experience with focus groups. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 72, 55-60.

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Abstract

Nautical activities represent one more activity to be introduced in the Physical Education curriculum. But if the students involved are hard of hearing at different levels, certainly, the experience becomes significant. It is absolutely necessary to understand and ascertain the interpretations and  conclusions that the participants, as well as the monitors, teachers and above all the students, make before and after the experience. The problems that crop up have to be resolved by the participants themselves with the object of making these activities an experience open to everyone and ease the integration of people hard of hearing in the world of there with normal hearing. This is one of the aims that motivate the research.  In addition the study has been designed with an instrument to gather facts from focus groups or group interviews. Group interviews are very normal in marketing research so why not in education? that said, if interviews facilitate conversation with the idea of creating an atmosphere of trust and are not so personal, with those suffering from hearing and speaking difficulties, things are not so simple. To evaluate, therefore, this strategy with said population, is another of the aims put forward.

Keywords: Focus Groups, Hearing Difficulties, Nautical Activities.

ISSN: 2014-0983

Published: April 01, 2003