27-28 April 2022, VID Specialized University, Oslo
To better pursue participant-centered research in disability studies, a range of creative research methods has been developed. These new methods allow participants to contribute through other means than verbal conversation and address themes that matter to participants in their everyday lives. The two-day symposium organized by CitPro aimed to provide a platform for a constructive discussion of some of these new methods, combining academic presentations with hands-on practical workshops on walking interviews, photography, poetry, or sensory methods.
The symposium opened with a discussion of the state of the art of inclusive research methods in disability studies both in Norway and internationally. The discussion was followed by a presentation of relevant doctoral, postdoctoral, and other projects that employ or develop experimental inclusive methods. The focus was on the benefits and possible research ethical challenges of doing such inclusive research.
Melanie Nind, Professor of Education at the University of Southampton; co-directors of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods;
Ole Petter Askheim, Professor at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences;
Lars Frers, Professor at the Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science, University of South-Eastern Norway.