Research Fundamentals for Disability Service Organisations – 2018
This two day workshop covers practical research planning and design, and is tailored to support organisations to design effective in-house or collaborative research projects that will assist with program evaluation and the development of feedback channels from service users to management.
Topics will include:
- An overview of the research process
- Literature reviews
- Researchable questions
- Data collection/analysis and reporting
- An overview of the philosophical foundations of disability research
- The co-production of research with people with disability
Professor Patricia O’Brien is the Director of CDS and works as part of the CDS Inclusive Research Network; Patricia gives leadership within the Centre to a range of person centred activities and manages research projects that are underpinned by the question: What makes for a good life for people with disabilities?
Her recent presentations focus on the place of deep listening and unconditional positive regard for people with disabilities.
Dr Tanya Riches is a Training, Development and Research Officer at CDS. Her research is located at the intersection of anthropology and human development, with a focus upon lived experience. She is interested in what makes life meaningful for people, including people with disabilities.