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Engaging older adults in research: The OA-Involve experience
December 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The OA-INVOLVE project documents best practices of involving older adults in technology research and development with the aim to establish guidelines for older adult engagement. The active involvement of older adults in the research and development of technologies for older adults has scientific, commercial, and broader societal benefits. However, due to barriers such as lengthy ethics approvals at universities, lack of researcher training in participatory methods, and restrictive funding structures, older adults are often not engaged in the development of technologies from the beginning. In this presentation, we explore these barriers and how institutional policies can be changed to better support researchers in meaningfully engaging older adults throughout the research process.
Speaker: Dr. Amanda Jenkins, Research Coordinator for OA-INVOLVE, AGE-WELL, Dalhousie University
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