Research methods with disabled populations

Elizabeth Eckhardt, Jeane W. Anastas

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    Abstract

    Although social work and related fields need more research involving people with disabilities, such studies can pose special challenges due to lack of understanding of disability issues, the disempowerment and invisibility of many who are disabled, and communication barriers. This article discusses ways of eliminating bias and maintaining ethical safeguards when designing and conducting research on people with disabilities. Participatory action research, which engages those studied in the design and conduct of research, is discussed as a model, as is the use of qualitative methods. Recent methodological innovations in survey research with deaf populations are also described and illustrated.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)233-249
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation
    Volume6
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 26 2007

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    Keywords

    • Internet research
    • Participatory action research
    • Research ethics
    • Research methods

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Rehabilitation
    • Sociology and Political Science

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    Research methods with disabled populations. / Eckhardt, Elizabeth; Anastas, Jeane W.

    In: Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 6, No. 1-2, 26.04.2007, p. 233-249.

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    Eckhardt, Elizabeth ; Anastas, Jeane W. / Research methods with disabled populations. In: Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation. 2007 ; Vol. 6, No. 1-2. pp. 233-249.
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