Well from what I have experienced of so called research methods training it leaves a lot to be desired. I actually started out with real world social research, action research, call it what you will and autodidacticated my way through that.
Academia has a lot to learn about research.
Anyway I am out after temps perdu, to find again :)
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> Subject: Re: non-DPs v. Labelled bods -- stages in attitude development?
> While Miles suggests I am in the minority on this list, I am disabled,
> I research disability and I have research methods training.
> Admittedly, this training did not cover disability research methods (I
> did a general sociological research methods MA and have taken further
> general research methods courses as a postgraduate) but I have read a
> lot about the Emancipatory Research Paradigm and try to use it in my
> research. However, if anyone can suggest any alternative approaches to
> disability research and point me in the direction of articles
> available on-line (or in hard copy if necessary but my visual
> impairment makes this more difficult) I would very much appreciate it.
> I am writing my thesis at the moment and whilst my supervisors dislike
> the Emancipatory Research Paradigm (they are both non-disabled
> researchers researching disability) I think different methods may be
> needed for disability research than those used in other sociological
> This debate has been very interesting and I will continue to follow
> it, quote a few posts and contribute to it, both here and in my
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