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ERIC Number: EJ1076563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-6295
Mixed Method Approaches in Open-Ended, Qualitative, Exploratory Research Involving People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Comparative Methods Study
Ottmann, Goetz; Crosbie, Jenny
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, v17 n3 p182-197 Sep 2013
People with intellectual disabilities and their families are increasingly being asked to provide input into the services they receive. Under the aegis of the United Nation Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, support plans crucially depend on a participant's articulation of his or her preferences and life goals. Yet, research highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of different methodological approaches has not been published. This study compared the results of a suite of qualitative methods (questionnaire, focus group, semi-structured interview, "case in point" ethnographic observation, photographic images, and carer proxy response) by identifying the advantages and disadvantages of each method employed. It also foregrounds an effective mix of methods that is likely to produce an adequate representation of the views of people with disabilities within the context of open-ended exploratory questions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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