The Inclusive Research Network
The Inclusive Research Network, a joint initiative between NIID and the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, is a group of people who come together to do or talk about research that is about people with intellectual disabilities.
Report on IRN Workshops 2008-2009
Report on IRN Workshops Easy to Read
In line with the Networks aims of training in research methods and developing partnerships on common research interests, the IRN held a series of 3 workshops (September and November 2008, February 2009) each in Dublin and Galway.
Designed for both people with intellectual disabilities and their support persons, the 3 workshops covered many things:
Click on the links to view the presentations given on each subject
1.Listening skills, questioning skills, working with groups of people, planning research and looking for a question to research.
2. Different ways to research - life stories - action research – surveys – interviews - focus groups & consultations – and a session on “ethics”.
3. Practising research and gathering data.
A total of 49 people completed the series of workshops and in addition, a further 20 presenters gave their time and expertise.
Participants from both Dublin and Galway met again on June 11th in Galway to share their ongoing experiences and enjoyed an opportunity to socialise with old and new friends.
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