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STUDY PROTOCOL: DEVELOPING A DECISION SYSTEM FOR INCLUSIVE HOUSING: APPLYING A SYSTEMATIC, MIXED-METHOD QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN. - 2016

Auteur(s) :

  • Heidi Zeeman
  • ,
  • Elizabeth Kendall
  • ,
  • Jennifer A. Whitty
  • ,
  • Courtney J. Wright
  • ,
  • Clare Townsend
  • ,
  • Dianne Smith
  • ,
  • Ali Lakhani
  • ,
  • Samantha Kennerley

Référence :

Study protocol: developing a decision system for inclusive housing: applying a systematic, mixed-method quasi-experimental design. BMC Public Health. 2016. 10 pages.

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Résumé de l'auteur :

Background: Identifying the housing preferences of people with complex disabilities is a much needed, but under-developed area of practice and scholarship. Despite the recognition that housing is a social determinant of health and quality of life, there is an absence of empirical methodologies that can practically and systematically involve consumers in this complex service delivery and housing design market. A rigorous process for making effective and consistent development decisions is needed to ensure resources are used effectively and the needs of consumers with complex disability are properly met.

Methods/Design: This 3-year project aims to identify how the public and private housing market in Australia can better respond to the needs of people with complex disabilities whilst simultaneously achieving key corporate objectives. First, using the Customer Relationship Management framework, qualitative (Nominal Group Technique) and quantitative (Discrete Choice Experiment) methods will be used to quantify the housing preferences of consumers and their carers. A systematic mixed-method, quasi-experimental design will then be used to quantify the development priorities of other key stakeholders (e.g., architects, developers, Government housing services etc.) in relation to inclusive housing for people with complex disabilities. Stakeholders randomly assigned to Group 1 (experimental group) will participate in a series of focus groups employing Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP) methodology. Stakeholders randomly assigned to Group 2 (control group) will participate in focus groups employing existing decision making processes to inclusive housing development (e.g., Risk, Opportunity, Cost, Benefit considerations). Using comparative stakeholder analysis, this research design will enable the AHP methodology (a proposed tool to guide inclusive housing development decisions) to be tested.

Discussion: It is anticipated that the findings of this study will enable stakeholders to incorporate consumer housing preferences into commercial decisions. Housing designers and developers will benefit from the creation of a parsimonious set of consumer-led housing preferences by which to make informed investments in future housing and contribute to future housing policy. The research design has not been applied in the Australian research context or elsewhere, and will provide a much needed blueprint for market investment to develop viable, consumer directed inclusive housing options for people with complex disability.


Commentaire du Centre Ressources :

Cette recherche repose sur une problématique intéressante : comment le marché du logement inclusif (privé et public) pourrait mieux répondre aux besoins des personnes en situation de handicap complexe tout en répondant à ses propres priorités ?

 Afin de répondre à leurs objectifs de recherche, les auteurs de ce document se sont basés sur une méthode mixte reposant sur des questionnaires et des focus-group en prenant en compte l’ensemble des acteurs de terrains concernés : les « consommateurs » en situation de handicap et les principaux acteurs du logement (architectes, constructeurs, services publics de gouvernement...).

 L’objectif de la recherche est de tester la méthodologie AHP (Analytical Hirearchical Process), un outil proposé pour accompagner les décisions dans le développement de logements inclusifs. 

Ce document pourra intéresser les acteurs de terrain impliqué dans les diverses dimensions du logement inclusif et les chercheurs s’intéressant à ce sujet.

 

[ENG]

This research is based on an interesting issue: how can the inclusive housing sector (private and public) better answer the needs of people with complex disabilities while safeguarding its own priorities?

In order to respond to their research objectives, the authors of this document used a mixed methodology based on surveys and focus groups, with all parties involved in the issue: the “consumers” with disabilities and the leading housing organisations (architects, builders, government public services…).

The aim of the study is to test the Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP) methodology, a tool proposed to assist with decisions in the development of inclusive housing.

This document may be of interest for those who work in the inclusive housing sector and researchers interested by this subject.

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