ERIC Number: ED432084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May-5
Improving Dissemination of Research Results for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families.
Friesen, Barbara J.
This historical paper focuses on improving the dissemination of research results to persons with disabilities and their families. It discusses how to determine the nature and form of the information to be disseminated, as well as the methods for reaching intended audiences. Recommended state-of-the-art methods of dissemination for making research findings accessible to families include: (1) translating research results into practical, useful strategies, products, and ideas; (2) providing research results in articles or monographs that summarize research results in relation to a particular topic, problem, or question; (3) using interactive situations, such as workshops or other training sessions, to provide information to families; (4) using electronic bulletin boards; (5) using public service announcements or longer educational programs, or videotapes that are loaned free of charge to families; and (6) including parents in the development of ideas, the planning of specific projects, and in discussions about the most useful ways to package and disseminate research findings. (Contains 14 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Beach Center on Families and Disability.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.
Note: Paper presented at the Value-Based Family Research Conference (May 5-7, 1989, Washington, DC).