Understanding the Application and Use of Indigenous Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences by Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Scholars

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

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Title Understanding the Application and Use of Indigenous Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences by Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Scholars
 
Creator Pidgeon, Michelle
Riley, Tasha
 
Subject Indigenous methodologies
research use
ethical research
research collaborations
 
Description Indigenous research methodologies articulate how researchers and Aboriginal communities engage in research together. These methodologies are informed by Indigenous cultural and ethical frameworks specific to the Nations with whom the research is being conducted. This study explores how such research relationships were articulated in the dissemination phase of research. We carried out an Indigenous qualitative content analysis of 79 peer-reviewed articles published January 1996 to June 2018, predominantly in the fields of social sciences. Our findings show that most articles were written by Indigenous researchers or a research team composed of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers. Such collaborations articulated the principles of Indigenous methodology (IM) much clearer than those authored by non-Indigenous scholars or when partnerships with Indigenous communities were less evident with respect to the principles guiding the research process. The principles of IM that were manifest in these research partnerships were relevance, respect for Indigenous knowledges, responsible relationships, wholism, and Indigenous ethics. The findings of this study will help to guide future researchers who work with Indigenous peoples, especially with respect to the need for a deeper understanding of how such research relationships are sustained over time to bring about  meaningful change for Indigenous peoples and their communities.
 
Publisher IJEPL is a joint publication of PDK International, SFU and UDel
 
Date 2021-07-20
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Indigenous Qualitative Content Analysis
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/1065
 
Source International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership; Vol. 17 No. 8 (2021): Understanding the Application and Use of Indigenous Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences by Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Scholars
1555-5062
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/1065/305
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Michelle Pidgeon, Tasha Riley
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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