From Research to Self-Reflection: Learning About Ourselves as Academics Through a Support Group's Resistance to Our Intervention

Courtney Lynam Scherr, Marifran Mattson

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Abstract

Purdue University's Center for Healthcare Engineering developed a computer-assisted technology hub (CATHUB) designed to aid individuals with disabilities. Upon realizing the lack of input from the very individuals they were trying to help, Marifran approached the developers of CATHUB and offered to engage a group of amputees to aid in the design and implementation of the hub. In this essay, Courtney and Marifran recount, each from their own perspective, their experiences working with Amputees in Action as participants in their research project. Ultimately the researchers discovered their research agenda was not compatible with the amputees' needs, resulting in enlightened self-reflection by the researchers and abandonment of the research project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-313
Number of pages4
JournalHealth Communication
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Communication

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