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Title: Working with vulnerable groups in social research: dilemmas by default and design
Authors: Aldridge, Jo
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Sage Publications © the author
Citation: ALDRIDGE, J., 2014. Working with vulnerable groups in social research: dilemmas by default and design. Qualitative Research, 14(1), pp. 112-130.
Abstract: Tensions have been highlighted, particularly in disability rights research and activism discourses, between the demands of the academy, the needs of vulnerable research participants as active contributors in research and between researchers themselves who are often caught in multiple dilemmas regarding these conflicting demands. This is particularly the case in research governance and practice terms when ‘top down’ pressures (e.g. from the academy, from funders) are often at odds with the need for a ‘bottom up’ approach to vulnerable research participants who often require adaptive, more inclusive and sometimes individualistic (case-by-case) qualitative methodological approaches. These issues are the focus of this article, which draws specifically on evidence from participatory studies with vulnerable groups and participatory photographic studies, in particular, to demonstrate the need for more collaborative and democratic approaches to research praxis.
Description: This article is closed access, it was published in the journal Qualitative Research [Sage Publications © the author]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468794112455041
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1177/1468794112455041
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13254
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468794112455041
ISSN: 1468-7941
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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