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The conundrum of training and capacity building for people with learning disabilities doing research

The conundrum of training and capacity building for people with learning disabilities doing research
The conundrum of training and capacity building for people with learning disabilities doing research
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.
1360-2322
542-551
Nind, Melanie
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Chapman, Rohhss
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Seale, Jane
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Tilley, Liz
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Nind, Melanie
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Chapman, Rohhss
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Nind, Melanie, Chapman, Rohhss, Seale, Jane 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), 542-551. (doi:10.1111/jar.12213).

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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.

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Accepted/In Press date: 26 June 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 2 September 2015
Published date: November 2016

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Local EPrints ID: 378982
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/378982
ISSN: 1360-2322
PURE UUID: 1291fefb-3824-4f1c-9eda-d38d5e38cf6c
ORCID for Melanie Nind: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4070-7513

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Date deposited: 22 Jul 2015 12:40
Last modified: 10 Jan 2022 06:11

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Author: Melanie Nind ORCID iD
Author: Rohhss Chapman
Author: Jane Seale
Author: Liz Tilley

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