Negotiating a third space for participatory research with people with learning disabilities: An examination of boundaries and spatial practices
Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research
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The focus of this article is participatory research with and by people with learning disabilities. Drawing on discussions that took place across a series of seminars, we use the concepts of space and boundaries to examine the development of a shared new spatial practice through creative responses to a number of challenges. We examine the boundaries that exist between participatory and non-participatory research; the boundaries that exist between different stakeholders of participatory research; and the boundaries that exist between participatory research with people with learning disabilities and participatory research with other groups. With a particular focus on participatory data analysis and participatory research with people with high support needs, we identify a number of ways in boundaries are being crossed. We argue that the pushing of new boundaries opens up both new and messy spaces and that both are important for the development of participatory research methods.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Open Access Article. Published online: 08 Oct 2015.
Jane Seale, Melanie Nind, Liz Tilley & Rohhss Chapman (2015): Negotiating a third space for participatory research with people with learning disabilities: an examination of boundaries and spatial practices, Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, DOI: 10.1080/13511610.2015.1081558