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ERIC Number: EJ1015434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1935-3308
Including People with Intellectual Disabilities in Qualitative Research
Hall, Sarah A.
Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, v7 n3 p128-142 Spr 2013
The voice of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) is needed in the literature to best understand their unique experiences and perspectives. Researchers face challenges in conducting interviews with people with ID who are limited in conceptual and verbal language skills. It can also be difficult to obtain participants with ID because of confidentiality and additional safeguards necessary for vulnerable populations. To give voice to people with ID through qualitative research, additional considerations and interview strategies are needed. Through a phenomenological study with 14 young adults with ID, I explored strategies and ethical considerations to access participants, obtain informed consent, and conduct interviews. The research accommodations are described and suggestions for future research with people with ID are presented. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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