Understanding choice in assistive technology service provision: considerations for research methodology

Steel, Emily J. and Foster, Michele M. and Bennett, Sally (2015) Understanding choice in assistive technology service provision: considerations for research methodology. In: New Frontiers in Assistive Technology: RESNA Annual Conference 2015, 10-14 June 2015, Denver, Colorado, United States.

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The adoption of choice as a policy principle in disability services reforms warrants research into the practical implications for assistive technology provision. This paper outlines methodological considerations for the investigation of how choice is constructed and experienced in assistive technology provision. It argues for an interpretive approach that considers the interactions between stakeholders and the influence of contextual factors on choices over time. Understanding stakeholders’ interpretations and contextual factors that affect their choice behaviors in AT acquisition will assist the interpretation of AT outcomes. It may also assist in efforts to increase the usability of AT services, develop improved service delivery models, and target policy initiatives to support AT provision practices.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Poster presentation.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2018 23:45
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 03:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: assistive technology, choice, methodology, interpretive research
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111703 Care for Disabled
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920208 Health Policy Evaluation
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33609

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