Challenging barriers to participation in qualitative research: involving disabled refugees

Jennifer Harris, Keri Roberts

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    The authors discuss the need to consider the potential barriers faced by both interviewers and respondents who wish to participate in qualitative research. Drawing on their experience of enabling disabled refugees to interview other disabled refugees, they discuss their conceptual basis for challenging barriers, and the practical measures they took to address the health, impairment and linguistic needs of both interviewers and respondents participating in the ‘Disabled Refugees in Britain’ research project. They conclude by encouraging other researchers to identify and challenge the barriers faced by all potential participants in qualitative research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDoing research with refugees: issues and guidelines
    EditorsBogusia Temple, Rhetta Moran
    PublisherPolicy Press
    ISBN (Print)9781847429056
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • Qualitative interviews
    • Methods
    • Barriers to participation in research
    • Disabled people
    • Refugees
    • Social model of disability
    • Asylum seekers


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