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Doing Accessible Social Research

A Practical Guide

By Daniela Aidley and Kriss Fearon

Published

Jul 20, 2021

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447351092

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234 x 156 mm

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Policy Press

Published

Jul 20, 2021

Page count

208 pages

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Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Policy Press

Published

Jul 20, 2021

Page count

208 pages

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978-1447351122

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    Doing Accessible Social Research

    Nearly 20% of the population has a disability. Despite this, mainstream research often does not explicitly address the methodological and practical issues that can act as barriers to disabled people’s participation in social research. In this book, Aidley and Fearon provide a concise, practical introduction to making it easier for everyone to take part in your research.

    Requiring no prior knowledge about accessible research methods, the book:

    • Explains how removing barriers to participation improves the quality of your research;

    • Covers the research process from design, to collecting data, to dissemination and publication;

    • Includes checklists and further readings, as well as useful examples and vignettes to illustrate how issues play out in practice.

    This book will be invaluable to researchers from a variety of backgrounds looking to increase participation in their research, whether postgraduate students, experienced academic researchers, or practitioners and professionals.

    “By holding access to participation and challenging discrimination central to all social research, Aidley and Fearon’s book is an essential guide to improve the ethics and quality of knowledge production.” Harriet Clarke, University of Birmingham

    “Essential reading for everyone involved in social research. A compass, map and field guide to ensuring more accessible and inclusive research at every stage.” Sarah Lewthwaite, University of Southampton

    “This book is a comprehensive and inclusive stand-out guide. After reading this thoughtful and practical book, you can easily put the ideas and tools to work to change research practice.” Alison Pullen, Macquarie University

    Daniela Aidley is Professor in Business Psychology at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences, Heide.

    Kristine Fearon is Researcher in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at De Montfort University.

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Research that includes disabled people

    Chapter 3: Research questions and research design

    Chapter 4: Sampling

    Chapter 5: Recruitment and the research setting

    Chapter 6: Face to face research

    Chapter 7: Online and remote research methods

    Chapter 8: Mixed media, triangulation and mixed methods

    Chapter 9: Writing up, publication and impact