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IA5011 - Field Procedures in Indigenous Research

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Indigenous Centre

Available to all postgraduate students.

This subject provides the beginning researcher with the skills to conceptualise, design and conduct Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research. Topics include qualitative research design, methodology, reflexivity, ethics, social theory and research, including Indigenist research. Students will gain practical skills in research design and methods, developing appropriate research topics and questions, and techniques involved with data collection. Students will be introduced to issues and notions through online learning including the discussion board and e-mail, digital medium and reading materials. Therefore it is essential that students have access to the World Wide Web to complete this subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse research methodologies in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts;
  • Examine qualitative research design including the development of an Indigenous research project proposal;
  • Explore critical theories and methodologies which consider Indigenous ontologies, epistemologies and knowledge systems;
  • Develop a research project proposal using appropriate academic language and formatting.


Cairns, External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Felecia Watkin
Lecturers: Professor Yvonne Cadet-James, <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: andWWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: multidraft project proposal - part 1 draft, part 2 final submission (50%); essays (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.