Indigenous Research Methodologies
Familiarise yourself with research tactics that are appropriate for use when exploring culturally sensitive Indigenous Australian contexts. Undertake a research project inspired by your new understanding of these kinds of investigation methods.
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- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- examine and explain the impacts of world views of Western research on Indigenous peoples
- critically analyse the origins and development of Indigenous research methodologies, referring to the underpinning epistemologies, ontologies, axiologies and principles
- critically reflect, examine and articulate their own positions and standpoints, and justify how their positioning and standpoint impacts on their choice of research methodologies,
- develop a research proposal that clearly articulates understandings of the Indigenous research paradigms and methodologies.
- Impact of Different World view on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
- Need for Indigenous Researchers
- What is Indigenous Research?
- Dialogue of Positioning
- The Process of Indigenous Research
- Underlying Principles of Indigenous Knowledges
- Underlying Theories of Indigenous Research
- Early Methodologies Used in Indigenous Research
- Indigenist Research Methodologies
- Indigenist Counter Narrative Methodologies
- Indigenous Research Protocols and Methods
- Indigenous Research Moving Forward
- Wrap up & review
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This subject aims to develop an understanding of Indigenous research methodologies that enables students to design, plan and undertake ethical, effective and culturally sensitive research in Indigenous Australian contexts, and that give priority to Indigenous perspectives, and benefit Indigenous people. Students will critically analyse the ways in which the dominant world views can impact on Indigenous people’s knowledge and lived experiences, consider the politics and power relations of past and present research and will negotiate and articulate their own position/s and standpoints Students will examine Indigenous research methodologies, identify and interrogate the underlying epistemologies, ontologies, axiology and principles of Indigenous knowledges and Indigenous research.
- Exercise (20%)
- Reflection (35%)
- Essay (45%)
Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies. Available online via the Curtin Library https://dx-doi-org.dbgw.lis.curtin.edu.au/10.4135/9781483385686
Norman K. Denzin, et al.