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ERIC Number: EJ1029018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Conceptualizing Inclusive Research with People with Intellectual Disability
Bigby, Christine; Frawley, Patsie; Ramcharan, Paul
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v27 n1 p3-12 Jan 2014
Background: The inclusion of people with intellectual disability in research is a common requirement of research funding. Little conceptual clarity is available to guide the conduct of inclusive research or judge its fidelity, there is minimal evidence of its impact, and questions remain about its feasibility and rigour. Method: A comprehensive review of the peer reviewed literature and key texts was undertaken to more clearly conceptualize inclusive research and identify the issues associated with ways of approaching it. Finding: Three approaches to inclusive research were identified: advisory, leading and controlling, and collaborative group. Using the literature and the authors' own experience, each approach is illustrated and discussed. Conclusions: A clearer conceptual framework is developed to guide researchers and administrators as they consider inclusive research and its feasibility to particular research questions. A strong self-advocacy movement is identified as one of the conditions necessary for inclusive research to flourish.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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