Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. examine and explain the impacts of world views of Western research on Indigenous peoples
  2. critically analyse the origins and development of Indigenous research methodologies, referring to the underpinning epistemologies, ontologies, axiologies and principles
  3. critically reflect, examine and articulate their own positions and standpoints, and justify how their positioning and standpoint impacts on their choice of research methodologies,
  4. develop a research proposal that clearly articulates understandings of the Indigenous research paradigms and methodologies.
  • Topics

    • 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
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Audio/Video conferencing
    • Online Materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • FAQs
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Quizzes
      • Resources and Links
      • Simulations

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

Elective
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018

Special 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%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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