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Title: Customer orientation: the emerging role of independent living centers in participatory research in assistive technology
Authors: Ricky L Grubbs, Douglas J Usiak
Published: 1998
Publication: RESNA Conference: Minneapolis, MN

We report on the last four years of successful implementation of a model of participatory research and evaluation we have applied. We present the model applied to move participatory research from an idea to a successful reality using a network of Independent Living Centers (ILC). Our methodology includes the establishment of the network, demographics of Independent Living Center's populations, recruiting sampling, design of research and evaluation, capture, analysis and reporting of results. Finally, we list the outcomes of this participatory research.

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