Canberra, 20 October 2020: Rebecca Muir and Mary Coe are the recipients of the ALIA Twila Ann Janssen Herr Award for 2020. They will receive the $5,000 grant for their project ‘What does it mean to include people with invisible disabilities as research participants?’.
The project aims to critically reflect on their experience in including people with an invisible disability as library and information science (LIS) research participants.
During the course of the project the researchers will explore the following questions:
• How did I welcome participants with invisible disabilities? What might I have done differently?
• How did I revise my data collection methods for the needs of participants with invisible disabilities? What might I have done differently?
• How am I using the data collected from participants with invisible disabilities? What does it mean to use this data to the fullest extent?
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With 5,000 members across Australia, we provide the national voice of the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support. www.alia.org.au