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Participatory research with young people with special educational needs and disabilities: a reflective account

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This paper responds to the calls for researchers to be more transparent about their processes of conducting participatory research with young people. Set within the context of a doctoral project that explores the inclusion of young people with SEND in the UK School Games framework, the paper highlights challenges and triumphs of researching alongside young people with SEND. Participants were aged between 11 and 18 and attended either a special school, a SEND unit within a mainstream secondary school or a mainstream college. The paper offers two contributions to the field, first is the novel methodology, which offers researchers and practitioners fresh approaches to engage young people in research. Second is three reflective vignettes that are positioned within the methodology and provide transparency and insight into the messy and confusing processes of informed consent, data co-construction and research dissemination within a participatory research framework.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Taylor & Francis under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

02/07/2021

Publication date

2021-08-11

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

2159-676X

eISSN

2159-6778

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Carolynne Mason. Deposit date: 5 July 2021