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ERIC Number: EJ1116457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
The Conundrum of Training and Capacity Building for People with Learning Disabilities Doing Research
Nind, Melanie; Chapman, Rohhss; Seale, Jane; Tilley, Liz
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v29 n6 p542-551 Nov 2016
Background: This study explores the training involved when people with learning disabilities take their place in the community as researchers. This was a theme in a recent UK seminar series where a network of researchers explored pushing the boundaries of participatory research. Method: Academics, researchers with learning disabilities, supporters and other inclusive researchers considered important themes arising from presentations about developments in participatory research. The paper emerges from critical reflection on these rich discussions. Results: A seminar series is a form of research training and capacity building, albeit a dynamic, interactive and collegial one. More formal training in research skills for people with learning disabilities is being developed but raises questions regarding the best contribution people with learning disabilities can make to the research process. Conclusion: There are various models of training for inclusive research, but these need to be reciprocal if they are not to undermine the inclusive goal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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