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Research ethics and the use of visual images in research with people with intellectual disability

Boxall, K. and Ralph, S. (2009) Research ethics and the use of visual images in research with people with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability. 34(1), pp. 45-54. 1366-8250.

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Abstract: The aim of this paper is to encourage debate about the use of creative visual approaches in intellectual disability research and discussion about Internet publication of photographs. Image-based research with people with intellectual disability is explored within the contexts of tighter ethical regulation of social research, increased interest in the use of visual methodologies, and rapid escalation in the numbers of digital images posted on the World Wide Web. Concern is raised about the possibility that tighter ethical regulation of social research, combined with the multitude of ethical issues raised by the use of image-based approaches may be discouraging the use of creative visual approaches in intellectual disability research. Inclusion in research through the use of accessible research methods is also an ethical issue, particularly in relation to those people who have hitherto been underrepresented in research. Visual approaches which have the potential to include people with profound and multiple intellectual disabilities are also discussed.
Uncontrolled Keywords: research ethics, visual methods, methodology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1725 Ethics of social groups, classes etc. Professional ethics
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV1551 People with disabilities
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1028 Educational research
Creators: Boxall, Kathy and Ralph, Sue
Publisher: Informa
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Special Needs Education and Research
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > Special Education Needs and Inclusion
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > Special Education Needs and Inclusion
Date: January 2009
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 45-54
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability
Volume: 34
Number: 1
Language: English
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13668250802688306
ISSN: 1366-8250
Status: Published / Disseminated
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/5869

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