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)
    Title of host publicationDisability and Social Work Education
    Subtitle of host publicationPractice and Policy Issues
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Pages233-250
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)9780203050699
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

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    Disabled Persons
    Research
    Population
    Communication Barriers
    Health Services Research
    Social Work
    Research Design
    Surveys and Questionnaires

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health Professions(all)
    • Medicine(all)

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    Eckhardt, E., & Anastas, J. W. (2013). Research methods with disabled populations. In Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues (pp. 233-250). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.1300/J198v06n01_13

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

    Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues. Taylor and Francis, 2013. p. 233-250.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Eckhardt, E & Anastas, JW 2013, Research methods with disabled populations. in Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues. Taylor and Francis, pp. 233-250. https://doi.org/10.1300/J198v06n01_13
    Eckhardt E, Anastas JW. Research methods with disabled populations. In Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues. Taylor and Francis. 2013. p. 233-250 https://doi.org/10.1300/J198v06n01_13
    Eckhardt, Elizabeth ; Anastas, Jeane W. / Research methods with disabled populations. Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues. Taylor and Francis, 2013. pp. 233-250
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