130604 Research Toolkit for DPOs Leonard Cheshire

Research Toolkit for Disabled People’s Organisations: How to undertake and use applied research

Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, University College London

There are a number of very good manuals and texts on how to do research, including applied research and participatory research. However, there is very little guidance available for advocacy groups, such as disabled peoples’ organisations (DPOs), on what comes before and after research is done. This handbook addresses this gap, providing practical information for DPOs on why they might decide to undertake research, how to identify who to work with, how to guide the process to ensure they obtain results that are useful for them and what do to with their research findings.