DOI: 10.1177/09075682231197115 ISSN:

“We surely are researchers now!” Participatory methods as an empowering process with disabled children in research

Christina Strandholdt Andersen, Ole Petter Askheim, Anne-Stine Dolva
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

The purpose of this study is to illuminate how participatory methods over time in a research project with disabled children may contribute to an empowerment process. Findings indicate that appropriate use of participatory methods over time may contribute to an empowerment process with disabled children. Based on the UNCRC article 12, this paper calls for seizing the great potential that lies in building on disabled children’s inner strength and efforts to increase their own power in research processes.

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