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The development of research skills in young adults with intellectual disability in participatory research


Morgan, MF and Moni, KB and Cuskelly, M, The development of research skills in young adults with intellectual disability in participatory research, International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 62, (4) pp. 438-457. ISSN 1034-912X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/1034912X.2015.1028905


There is limited information about specific research constructs developed by adults with intellectual disability in undertaking research despite increasing involvement in research with rather than on these individuals. Participatory research was used with three young adults with intellectual disability to collaboratively develop a training programme and investigate the skills used and developed when undertaking the research project. Three research domains?Knowledge, Conceptual understandings and Skills, were identified, within which 18 subsets were categorised. Development in all domains and subsets occurred for all young adults, with variations in gains across subsets and participants. These young adults attained research knowledge, understanding and skills that enabled them to become collaborative researchers within this project.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:participatory research, intellectual disability, collaboration, research skills, development, young adults
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Special education and disability
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Ability and disability
UTAS Author:Cuskelly, M (Professor Monica Cuskelly)
ID Code:111455
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-09-14
Last Modified:2017-01-19

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