Reporting and validating research findings through reconstructed stories.

Papadopoulos, Irena and Scanlon, Karen and Lees, Shelley (2002) Reporting and validating research findings through reconstructed stories. Disability & society, 17 (3). pp. 269-281. ISSN 0968-7599

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This paper describes the use of and reasons why reconstructed stories were used as a method of presenting and validating the findings from the interview data with visually impaired people obtained from Enfield Vision Research Project, into the needs of visually impaired people resident in the London Borough of Enfield. In order to present and validate the findings of the first 20 interviews the researchers organised a group respondent validation event. The researchers orally presented the findings in the form of reconstructed stories. These stories encompassed a number of themes and sub-themes that had emerged from the analysis. The attendees were separated into two groups to discuss the stories. Thirty-seven of the 90 visually impaired research participants attended the event. The research participants felt that the stories were an effective method in presenting and communicating the research findings. They also confirmed the credibility of the findings, and thereby dependability and confirmability were also achieved. The use of reconstructed stories is a novel, user friendly and effective method of presenting and validating qualitative research data, and is particularly suitable method when the respondents have visual difficulties.

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Research Areas:A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
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