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Who gets to study whom: survivor research and peer review processes

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Angela Sweeney, Peter Beresford

Original languageEnglish
JournalDisability and Society
Accepted/In press1 Jan 2019

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This article explores the ways in which hidden biases against survivor research can emerge through the anonymity of peer review processes. We describe how this occurs in part because of an epistemological clash between the positivist science underpinning much mental health and psychiatric research, but also because of norms surrounding who has the right to study whom, norms that survivor research challenges. We conclude with some suggestions for ways forward.

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