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Doing Research with Intellectually Disabled Research Participants

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This post is part of a series profiling recent pieces in a special methodology edition of the Journal of Law and Society.

Episode Description

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Rosie Harding (Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham) about doing research with intellectually disabled participants.

Readings on Capacity and Consent Recommended by Professor Rosie Harding

Walmsley, J. and Johnson, K. (2003). Inclusive Research with people with Learning Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

Hollomotz, A. (2018). ‘Successful Interviews with People with Intellectual Disability’. 18(2) Qualitative Research 153-170.

Dewing, J. (2007). ‘Participatory Research: A Method for Process Consent with Persons who have Dementia’. 6(1) Dementia 11-25.

Harding, R. (2021 in press). ‘Doing Research with Intellectually Disabled Participants: Reflections on the Challenges of Capacity and Consent in Socio-Legal Research’ Journal of Law and Society.

About the Speaker

Professor Rosie Harding

Professor of Law and Society, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham

Professor Rosie Harding FAcSS is Professor of Law and Society, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK and has been Chair of the Socio-Legal Studies Association since 2017. She is a Fellow of the HEA and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She won a Philip Leverhulme Prize for Law in 2017, and was a 2016/17 British Academy Mid-Career Fellow. Her research has also been funded by the AHRC, ESRC, and Innovate UK. Her research focuses on the place of law in everyday life, with a particular focus on equality, rights and the regulation and legal recognition of intimate and caring relationships.

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