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People with intellectual disability and phenomenologicalresearch: a review of the literature

Corby, Deirdre, Taggart, Laurence and Cousins, Wendy (2014) People with intellectual disability and phenomenologicalresearch: a review of the literature. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27 (4). p. 361. [Journal article]

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URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jar.2014.27.issue-4/issuetoc

DOI: 10.1111/jar.12106


Aim: The aim of this study was to critically review the phenomenologicalresearch undertaken exclusively with people with intellectual disabilitie (ID).Method: Nineteen studies reported between 2000 and 2013 that sought theexperiences of people with ID were systematically reviewed. This isaccomplished by firstly identifying the studies, the influencing philosophy ortheory, and then reviewing them by applying the Critical Appraisal SkillsProgramme (CASP) questions. The review includes an identification of theresearch aims, appropriateness of methodology, design, recruitment strategy,data collection, relationship between researcher and participant, ethicalconsiderations, rigour of data analysis, statement of findings and the value ofthe research. Results: Phenomenological research is being used exclusively withpeople with mild/moderate ID. Different philosophical or theoretical influencescontribute to the choice of research method however there is also significance toaspects such as the location of the research. Researchers need to be cognisant ofthe ethical considerations, data collection, and method of analysis and inparticular the value of the research. Conclusion: People with ID have and canbe included in phenomenological research with results having the potential toinform practitioners and improve service

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ID Code:29918
Deposited By: Dr Wendy Cousins
Deposited On:20 Aug 2014 14:42
Last Modified:20 Aug 2014 14:42

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