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Advocacy, Self Advocacy and Autism Ranking: Unable to rate

Status Research

There are a number of limitations to most of the research studies published to date. For example:

  • The research papers which provided descriptions of advocacy or self-advocacy movements did not provide any kind of scientific evaluation of the advocacy provided by those movements.
  • The research papers which used case studies showing the benefits of, and the difficulties in obtaining, advocacy and self-advocacy did not provide any kind of scientific evaluation of the advocacy provided
  • The research papers which examined the effectiveness of advocacy training did not provide any kind of scientific evaluation of any advocacy undertaken by the participants following that training.
  • The meta-analysis of parents’ experiences of advocating for their children did not provide any kind of scientific evaluation of the advocacy they provided.

For a comprehensive list of potential flaws in research studies, please see ‘Why some autism research studies are flawed’.

Updated
31 Oct 2017
Last Review
01 Aug 2017
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01 Aug 2020