Reflections on a participatory project: the rewards and challenges for the lead researchers.

@article{Conder2011ReflectionsOA,
  title={Reflections on a participatory project: the rewards and challenges for the lead researchers.},
  author={Jennifer Ann Conder and Paul Milner and Brigit Frances Mirfin-Veitch},
  journal={Journal of intellectual & developmental disability},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={39-48}
}
BACKGROUND Participatory action research (PAR) offers potential for people with an intellectual disability to have an active voice in service provision. However, ensuring their meaningful engagement is not without challenges. Guided by PAR, a recent project to develop a quality of life tool provided learning opportunities for the lead researchers. This paper addresses 3 issues raised by Ramcharan, Grant, and Flynn (2004) in relation to participation of people with intellectual disability in… CONTINUE READING

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