- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Historical Overview of Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences
- The History of Historical-Comparative Methods in Sociology
- The Centrality of Ethics in Qualitative Research
- Philosophical Approaches to Qualitative Research
- Applied Interpretive Approaches
- The Grounded Theory Method
- Feminist Qualitative Research: Toward Transformation of Science and Society
- Critical Approaches to Qualitative Research
- Decolonizing Research Practice: Indigenous Methodologies, Aboriginal Methods, and Knowledge/Knowing
- Practicing Narrative Inquiry
- The Purposes, Practices, and Principles of Autoethnographic Research
- Unstructured and Semi-Structured Interviewing
- Oral History Interviewing: Issues and Possibilities
- Focus Group Research: Retrospect and Prospect
- Museum Studies
- Content Analysis
- Photography as a Research Method
- Arts-Based Research Practice: Merging Social Research and the Creative Arts
- Qualitative Approaches in Internet-Mediated Research: Opportunities, Issues, Possibilities
- Case Study Research: In-Depth Understanding in Context
- Program Evaluation
- Community-Based Research: Understanding the Principles, Practices, Challenges, and Rationale
- Lineages: A Past, Present, and Future of Participatory Action Research
- Qualitative Disaster Research
- Conducting Mixed Methods Research: Using Dialectical Pluralism and Social Psychological Strategies
- Coding and Analysis Strategies
- Computer-Assisted Analysis of Qualitative Research
- Interpretation Strategies: Appropriate Concepts
- Writing Up Qualitative Research
- Evaluating Qualitative Research
- The Politics of Research
- A Brief Statement on the Public and the Future of Qualitative Research
Abstract and Keywords
Indigenous approaches to research are fundamentally rooted in the traditions and knowledge systems of Indigenous peoples themselves, although Indigenous methodologies and methods have become both systems for generating knowledge and ways of responding to the processes of colonization. Very specific Indigenous methods emerge from language, culture, and worldview. This chapter describes two such Indigenous research approaches drawn from the work of two Indigenous scholars with their communities in Australia and Canada. Although creative and new, these approaches draw deeply from their communities and thus express and enact traditional knowledge systems in contemporary terms. This approach may result in more pertinent research, better take-up and dissemination of research results, and a general improvement in the situations of Indigenous communities and peoples.
Mike Evans is Professor of Community, Culture, and Global Studies at UBC Okanagan. He is also Adjunct Professor at Southern Cross University, Australia.
Adrian Miller is Professor, Indigenous Research Unit, Griffith University, Australia.
Peter J. Hutchinson is Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan; Chronic Disease Surveillance Program Manager, Metis Nation British Columbia.
Carlene Dingwall is affiliated with the Department Community, Culture and Global Studies, University of British Columbia Okanagan.
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