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ERIC Number: EJ1029141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Building an Inclusive Research Team: The Importance of Team Building and Skills Training
Strnadov√°, Iva; Cumming, Therese M.; Knox, Marie; Parmenter, Trevor
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v27 n1 p13-22 Jan 2014
Background: Inclusive research teams typically describe their experiences and analyse the type of involvement of researchers with disability, but the process of building research teams and the need for research training still remain underexplored in the literature. Materials and Method: Four researchers with intellectual disabilities and four academic researchers developed an inclusive research team. The team conducted 15 research training sessions, focused on investigating the well-being of older women with intellectual disabilities. They used mobile technology to support research skills acquisition. Results: Findings included the experiences of all team members regarding the team building during training. Conclusions: To become an effective inclusive research team, all team members, regardless of ability, need to bring their own experiences and also learn necessary research skills. This paper highlights the need for team building, joint research training among all members of the research team and strategies supporting the peer-mentoring within the team.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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