Designed to meet a need for illustrations of how to carry out research which seeks to explore disability issues, this book intends to demonstrate the value of a attention to social, rather than medical starting points for researching disability, through reviewing a variety of studies which look at different aspects of disabled people's lives.
This book is designed to meet a growing need for clear illustrations of how to carry out research which seeks to explore disability issues. It aims to demonstrate the value of a critical attention to social, rather than medical starting points for researching disability, through reviewing a variety of studies which look at different aspects of disabled people's lives. Different methodological approaches and research techniques are considered ranging from analysis of observation data concerning disabled children in schools to rich conversation based data which focuses on family life. A central theme concerns the pivotal role of disabled people in research. The book provides substantive examples of the dilemmas which face researchers and connects these to ideas for individual personal action. Disabled and non-disabled researchers, professionals and students from a wide range of disciplines will find the presentation of both research findings and debates informative and of interest.
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About Michelle Moore
All authors have considerable expertise in relevant areas, including many years of teaching research design and methodology on undergraduate, postgraduate and in-service courses. The book has emerged from years of applied disability research experience and their successful development of a unique course in Psychology, Research and Empowerment. June Maelzer is herself a disabled person, and has won national acclaim for her personal contribution to the pioneering advocacy of disability issues.
Table of Contents
Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Questions and commitments in disability research Conventional commitment traditional research and the creation of disablement Divided commitment researching with service users and providers Making commitment siding with disabled people Uncertain commitment the interests of children Developing new pathways for disability researchers References Index.
Researching Disability Issues by Michelle Moore
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