Is how you feel as important as what you think?
In the research world, people sometimes think if there are feelings involved, it makes the research less ‘objective’. All the research we did was inspired by life experiences of people with learning disabilities and autistic people. This meant our conversations could become quite emotional, but it was important for everyone to have time to speak about how they were feeling.
We found that when you have the right balance, ‘feelings’ are not something you should be scared of in research.
See and hear more about how we brought feelings into our research…