Whose research is it anyway? Tensions and difficulties in research that tries to include the ‘hard to research’

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Abstract

In this paper I consider some of the tensions and problems that can arise, and that need to be addressed, in attempting to undertake research with hard to reach groups of ‘subjects’. In terms of my research this specifically relates to studies undertaken families that include children on the autism spectrum (including the children on the spectrum themselves) as well as children with multiple disabilities and visual impairment (MDVI). I begin by summarising my work experience and how this has shaped my research interests before moving on to discuss studies I have undertaken with the ‘hard to research’. I outline the research studies and the process of the studies before moving on to look at the issues arising. Finally I identify seven key factors regarding this type of research.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2014
Event2nd Annual Inter-University Symposium: Inclusive Research and Education – Opportunities and Challenges. The University of Northampton & Trinity College Dublin - The University of Northampton
Duration: 25 Jun 2014 → …

Conference

Conference2nd Annual Inter-University Symposium: Inclusive Research and Education – Opportunities and Challenges. The University of Northampton & Trinity College Dublin
Period25/06/14 → …

Keywords

  • MDVI
  • autism
  • inclusive research
  • methodology
  • research methods
  • research with children
  • research with families

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