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ERIC Number: EJ1029147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Participatory Data Analysis Alongside Co-Researchers Who Have Down Syndrome
Stevenson, Miriam
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v27 n1 p23-33 Jan 2014
Background: There is comparatively little published research that transparently charts the contribution of people with an intellectual disability to a collaborative research process. This paper illustrates the process of data analysis in a project located within the Emancipatory Disability Research (EDR) paradigm. Materials and Methods: Textual data was made available from a participatory action research project involving young people who have Down syndrome. A university based researcher analysed a portion of the data set using thematic networks with the participation of co-researchers in iterative cycles of reflexivity. Results: The participation of the co-researchers is demonstrated and a global theme, deduced from the collaborative analysis, is described. Conclusion: Authentic participation of co-researchers in the data analysis stage of the research process is an example of "inclusive research" and assures adherence to the principles of EDR in informing the theory and practice of social inclusion for young adults with an intellectual disability.
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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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