ERIC Number: ED420467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Rehabilitation Researchers in the American Indian Community: A Technical Report of Consumer-Researcher Training.
Marshall, Catherine A.; Gotto, George S., IV
This report describes a 3-year research project that developed a community-based consumer-researcher training model and subsequently trained an American Indian consumer-researcher team in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. For this project, consumers were defined as American Indians with disabilities, their families, and rehabilitation service providers. The training model consisted of four sections: overview of the research process, developing a research proposal, research design and data analysis, and evaluation and dissemination. The trainees participated in four training sessions based on the model and evaluated each session and its efficacy. An introduction summarizes relevant literature. A section on methodology specifies questions to be answered; roles of the project advisory committee and on-site coordinator; the subject population/participants; and procedural steps of developing the training model, recruiting trainees, developing training manuals, conducting the training sessions, and providing technical assistance for trainee projects. Descriptions of the training sessions include participants' evaluations of training, facilities, presenter, sessions, impact of the workshop, and comments and suggestions. It is concluded that with systematic training, American Indians with disabilities could take a more active role in research for and about them. Recommendations relate to cultural relevance and sensitivity, preparation time, number of trainees, trainee recruitment, the training site, and the on-site coordinator. Appendixes include pretraining interview profile and formative evaluation forms. Contains 21 references and 5 evaluation summary tables. (Author/SAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. American Indian Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.