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IA4010 - Indigenous Research Ethics, Methodologies and Procedures

[Not offered in 2019]

Credit points: 6
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Indigenous Education & Research Centre

This subject provides an introduction to the major ethical and methodological issues and considerations in Indigenous research. It involves an examination of existing research practices and procedures as they impact and influence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. Some of the issues addressed include protocols, collaboration, reciprocity, dissemination of outcomes and their implications, questions of intellectual property, ownership, research and development for self-determination. This subject provides the beginning researcher with the skills to define a researchable topic in an Indigenous context, examine existing literature, design the research project and collect data for analysis. Students will also be introduced to issues and materials through online learning. Therefore it is essential that students have access to the World Wide Web to complete this subject, students who do not have access to e-mail should notify the subject coordinator.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically analyse perspectives on qualitative and quantitative research with reference to examples of existing research conducted with and about Indigenous populations and their communities;
  • describe the ethical issues central and pertinent to Indigenous research;
  • conduct a small scale research project that reflects the interests and concerns of Indigenous Australia;
  • complete a literature review.

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