Making decisions together? Exploring the decision- making process in an inclusive research project

Ellis, Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0001-9628-8413 (2018) Making decisions together? Exploring the decision- making process in an inclusive research project. Disability and Society, 33 (3). pp. 454-475. doi:10.1080/09687599.2017.1392932

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This article explores the decision-making process with a group of people with learning difficulties in an inclusive research project. The article explores the literature around people with learning difficulties and decision-making, drawing in particular on studies using conversation analysis. Three examples drawn from the research process and illustrated by transcripts of video data are then examined critically to unpick the author’s claims of collaborative decision-making. Points of interest • This article is about an inclusive research project where the author worked with four co-researchers. • The article looks at how we made some decisions about setting up the project. • To do this, the author looked at video recordings of our discussions to see who actually made important decisions. • The article shows that sharing decision-making is difficult, but can improve with practice. • The article will help other researchers who try to perform inclusive research.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Disability & Society on 16th March 2018 available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inclusive research; Learning disabilities; Decision-making
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology. > HV40-69 Social Work
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Liz Ellis
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2017 11:33
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2023 14:43

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