Research skills for people with intellectual disabilities
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Research skills for people with intellectual disabilities

Nancy Salmon Lecturers, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Ireland
Eileen Carey Lecturers, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Ireland
Alanagh Hunt Research assistant, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Ireland

Nancy Salmon and colleagues discuss the development and implementation of a research training module for adults with intellectual disabilities

The Research Active Programme (RAP) was designed to enable adults with intellectual disabilities to learn about the purposes and process of research. This article introduces RAP’s content and draws on the experiences of 14 RAP students, three facilitators and two research assistants to present a critique of the programme’s eight weekly sessions. It also makes recommendations to enrich the learning experience of students during future versions of the programme.

Learning Disability Practice. 17, 3,27-35. doi: 10.7748/ldp2014.03.17.3.27.e1512

Correspondence

nancy.salmon@ul.ie

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 07 October 2013

Accepted: 13 February 2014