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Papers relating to the Tayside Special Education School-Leavers project carried out by May and carried out by May and Hughes.

This study was carried out in the early 1980s of the experience of school-leaving by pupils in Special Education from Tayside. The research adopted an ethnographic approach. Extensive participant observation by several field workers was carried out in schools, colleges, hospital wards, adult training centres and other institutions over a two year period yielding several volumes of field-notes. In addition almost 300 wide-ranging, semi-structured interviews were conducted with the young people themselves, their parents, and the many professionals (teachers, care workers, careers officers, social workers, nurses) involved in the leaving process, all of which are fully transcribed. c 33 were residents of Strathmartine

Stephen A. Richardson, David May, David Hughes And James Hogg

Papers relating to the 'Experiencing Adulthood' project carried out by May and Hogg.

This forms the basis of a study carried out in 1993-95 by May & Hogg (1996) into the needs and quality of life of adults with learning disabilities and their families. Data were collected principally by means of semi-structured interviews with parents (mothers mainly) + subjects (where possible), and with key workers in both the residential and day services sectors. Most interviews were taped, and some (but not all) were transcribed. Additional data exist in the form of ABS schedules for all cohort members and brief two-week social activities diaries for those in residential accommodation.

Stephen A. Richardson, David May, David Hughes And James Hogg