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By Michael J. Prince

ISBN-10: 1442687304

ISBN-13: 9781442687301

Publish yr note: First released in 2009
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Disability exists within the shadows of public understanding and on the outer edge of coverage making. individuals with disabilities are, in lots of respects, lacking from the theories and practices of social rights, political participation, employment, and civic club. Absent voters brings to mild those power deficiencies in Canadian society and emphasizes the consequences that those omissions have at the lives of electorate with disabilities.

Drawing jointly components from feminist stories, political technological know-how, public management, sociology, and concrete reports, Michael J. Prince examines mechanisms of exclusion and inclusion, public attitudes on incapacity, and policy-making techniques within the context of incapacity. Absent voters additionally considers social activism and civic engagements by means of individuals with disabilities and incapacity neighborhood enterprises, highlighting presence instead of absence and advocating either inquiry and motion to ameliorate the marginalization of a frequently forgotten phase of the Canadian inhabitants.

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Eight focus groups were conducted, two each in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, and Lethbridge. Both focus groups in Montreal were conducted in French while the others were carried out in English. Focus groups ranged between five to eight participants, with forty-nine participants overall. 1 The quantitative research phase of the study used the method of telephone surveys, the standard technique in polling the opinions of population groups on public affairs. The questionnaire design is unique, developed specifically for this study by officials in the Office for Disability 34 Absent Citizens Issues in conjunction with the Environics Research Group, along with input by some specialists in the disability community.

Using mixed methods of quantitative and qualitative research, the telephone survey generates statistically valid and measurable results of the topic, while the focus groups offer an understanding into people’s experiences, interpretations, and perceptions, as well as elicit their questions and beliefs in greater depth than is possible in the survey. Findings from the focus groups also augment the national survey in providing concrete narratives and local textures to issues. The Findings: A Critical Overview Key findings emerge along the lines of the national study itself, first outlining results from the qualitative research of the focus groups and then the quantitative research from the telephone survey.

The Office for Disability Issues staff have presented the survey and focus group results to federal officials and some of the findings have found their way into briefings to senior executives and ministers. The limitations of this type of survey must be recognized. As a cross-sectional study, it is a snapshot picture of a single point in time. To better describe and explain cultural value patterns in a dynamic manner, longitudinal research methods such as time series research, panel studies, or cohort studies are worth consideration by governments and foundations.

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