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    The Researched Opinions on Research: disabled people and disability research


    Kitchin, Rob (2000) The Researched Opinions on Research: disabled people and disability research. Disability & Society, 15 (1). pp. 25-48. ISSN 0968-7599

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    Abstract

    Thirty-five disabled people with a range of physical, sensory and mental impairments were interviewed about (1) their experiences of research; (2) their general opinions concerning research; (3) whether they thought research had served/was serving disabled people well; (4) how research on disability should be conducted; (5) who should conduct research on disability; and, finally, (6) what they would like to be researched. In this paper, the results of aspects two to five are reported. It was found that the opinions of disabled people mirror quite strongly the recent arguments forwarded by disabled academics concerning the need for emancipatory and empowering research strategies. In particular, the respondents articulated a need for inclusive, action-based research strategies, where disabled people are involved as consultants and partners not just as research subjects, There were few arguments, however, for an exclusive approach, where disability research would be conducted solely by researchers who were themselves disabled.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The final and definitive form of this article, the Version of Record, has been published in the Disability & Society[2000] [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/. DOI:10.1080/09687590025757
    Keywords: disabled people; disability; research;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 3911
    Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2012 16:04
    Journal or Publication Title: Disability & Society
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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