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Choose keywords that represent the concepts you are looking for explicitly. For example the search "Participatory action research methodology" will yield a ton of results, but many won't be relevant to your needs. If you add the word "disability", it will enhance the results to make them more relevant.
Use the Discipline/Subject filters to narrow your results to subject matter that is more relevant to Disability Studies:
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If you limit your results to books, you are more likely to find texts that will discuss the research methodology itself, rather than examples of studies that employ that methodology.
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