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A brief guide to carrying out research about adult social care services for visually impaired people

Charles, Nigel (2011) A brief guide to carrying out research about adult social care services for visually impaired people. Methods review, 3. NIHR School for Social Care Research, London, UK. ISBN 9780853284550

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Abstract

Carrying out research about adult social care services for visually impaired people presents challenges that are not necessarily found in other fields. The purpose of this review is to draw attention to these challenges and to guide the researcher through them. It does so by drawing on the academic and grey literature. The review covers the ideological context of research in this field; definitions of visual impairment and their appropriate and inappropriate uses in research; misleading claims and reliable evidence about the size and characteristics of the visually impaired people and the reasons that these are important issues for research in the field. Challenges also cover the main topic areas of research and the methodological approaches, both quantitative and qualitative, that researchers have taken to deal with them. Issues common to both types of method cover sampling; the instruments used to collect data; the means of obtaining informed consent from visually impaired people, and organisations that can potentially assist researchers in this field.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Official URL: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/LSEHealthAndSocialCare/resea...
Additional Information: © 2011 School for Social Care Resarch
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > NIHR School for Social Care Research
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 3
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2012 14:41
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/41196/

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