Have we bothered to ask? Exploration of the attitude of teachers toward participating in inclusive education research

Maxwell Peprah Opoku, William Nketsia, Mprah Kwadwo Wisdom, Michael Amponteng

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Abstract

Objective: The importance of research cannot be overemphasized. Research findings serve as a guide for the enactment of development policies and legislation. However, not all members of the target population willingly participate in a study. The current study explored the reasons why some individuals refused to partake in inclusive education research in a developing country, Ghana. The journaling helped to capture the voices of 87 participants who refused to take part in a larger inclusive education survey study. Results: The study found that the participants did not take part in the research because of reasons such as lack of financial gain, bad experience with previous research, lack of direct benefit, and lack of time. The findings of the study and its implication for policymaking in Ghana and research studies in sub-Saharan Africa are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number92
JournalBMC Research Notes
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2024

Keywords

  • Ghana
  • Inclusive education
  • Inclusive education research
  • Policy
  • Practices
  • Refusal
  • Teachers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology

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