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Title: Telecare research: (Cosmo)politicizing methodology
Other Titles: Recherche sur la téléassistance : méthodologie de la (cosmo)politisation
Author: Callén Moreu, Blanca
Domènech i Argemí, Miquel
López Gómez, Daniel  
Tirado Serrano, Francisco Javier
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Keywords: telehealthcare
older people
participatory action research
methodology
cosmopolitics
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Publisher: Alter. European Journal of Disability Research
Citation: Callén, B., Domènech Argemí, M., López Gómez, D. & Tirado Serrano, F.J. (2009). Telecare research: (Cosmo)politicizing methodology. ALTER. European Journal of Disability Research, 3(2), 110-122. doi: 10.1016/j.alter.2009.02.001
Also see: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.alter.2009.02.001
Abstract: Growing attention is being paid to the increasing incidence of expert and lay citizen encounters in the processes of technological implementation. This poses the problem of the nature of participation, now a quite common topic in the field of science and technology studies. We offer firstly a brief review of the main issues regarding participation through deliberative participatory methods, pointing out their main strengths and weaknesses. Then, we propose Participatory Action Research as a way of improving and strengthening participation, especially in the field of telehealthcare. This is illustrated through an example extracted from our research with older people and telecare devices. Finally, participation is analysed as the critical issue in order to underpin the democratisation of research as a whole, offering the practice of cosmopolitics as a key to achieve such an end.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/109803
ISSN: 1875-0672MIAR
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