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The importance of social relationships and loneliness: An inclusive research project in Spain

Abstract: This article presents the results of a project carried out by a group of researchers with and without intellectual disabilities on the importance of social relationships and loneliness. We wanted to find out about the experience of loneliness in young people with and without intellectual disabilities and know whether this was an important issue for them too. We interviewed a total of 23 young people during our research which was developed over more than a year and a half. This article has been organised into three parts. In the first part, the two academic researchers outline the concept of inclusive research highlighting the value of recognising and making the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities visible. Following this, the four authors describe how the research group was formed and the methodological decisions that were made. Finally, we report the results of the research and the main conclusions. The young people with and without disabilities we interviewed told us that nobody wants to feel lonely. We believe that it is important for other researchers at the university to recognise our work and be encouraged to implement inclusive research processes.

 Autoría: Rojas-Pernia S., Haya-Salmón I., Lastra-Cagigas S., Álvarez-Sáenz de Santa María L.,

 Fuente: British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020, 48(4), 291-300

 Editorial: Wiley

 Fecha de publicación: 01/12/2020

 Nº de páginas: 10

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1111/bld.12342

 ISSN: 1354-4187,1468-3156

 Proyecto español: EDU2015-68617-C4-4-R

 Url de la publicación: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bld.12342