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Ending remarks for the course


We have now reached the end of our course, ‘Global Disability: Research and Evidence’. We really hope you enjoyed the content and the diversity of resources and the experts you had access to! We’d love to hear from you in the comments below – What has been the highlight of the course for you? What will you take away from the course?

Over the last three weeks, we have heard from researchers, including those with disabilities, as well as practitioners, as we gained knowledge on research in the field of disability. We now have a greater understanding of why research evidence in disability is important, and the types of methods and study designs that can be used in this field. We have heard about different ways that disability can be measured, how to measure the lived experiences of people with disabilities, and how to measure the effectiveness of an intervention. Throughout the course we have considered the importance of including people with disabilities at each stage of the research process – from conceptualisation to dissemination. Together, we have considered some of the important additional considerations for doing disability research, such as ethics and safeguarding. Ultimately, this course has given you an insight into the types of skills and knowledge needed to conduct your own piece of research in this field.

We hope that you have been able to learn from the experiences and perspectives of your fellow learners from across the globe. Let’s keep this momentum going as we look to continue developing a global community of practice.

As discussed throughout this course, evidence in global disability is lacking. We are committed to help build the evidence base in order to make meaningful change and improvements in the lives of people with disabilities. At the same time, we will strive for participation, inclusion, and leadership from people with disabilities across the world.

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