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The Conundrum of Training and Capacity Building for People with Learning Disabilities Doing Research

Nind, Melanie; Seale, Jane; Chapman, Rohhss and Tilley, Liz (2016). The Conundrum of Training and Capacity Building for People with Learning Disabilities Doing Research. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 29(6) pp. 542–551.

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Abstract

Background: This paper 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.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Authors
ISSN: 1468-3148
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Pushing the boundaries of participatory research with people with learning disabilitiesES/J02175X/1ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Keywords: capacity building; inclusive research; learning disabilities; training
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 45694
Depositing User: Elizabeth Tilley
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 13:47
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 10:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45694
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