IA5010 - Indigenous Research Ethics
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Indigenous Australian Studies
Available to all postgraduate students.
This subject provides an introduction to the major ethical issues in Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander research. Issues addressed include Indigenous knowledge systems,
research protocols, collaborative and partnership research, reciprocity, dissemination
of outcomes, questions of intellectual property, ownership, and research and development
for self-determination. Particular emphasis will be placed on a critical analysis
of existing research practices and procedures as they impact and influence Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander populations. 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. The subject includes a compulsory
on campus workshop at the JCU Cairns campus.
- develop and design research projects that reflect the interests,concerns and aspirations
of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
- conduct ethical research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and
- describe, analyse and critique the ethical issues central and pertinent to Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander research from historical and contemporary perspectives.
- The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments,
and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
- An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved
in the use of information;
- The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and
professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
- The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 24-Mar-2011
|Face to face teaching
(1 day workshop 1 March)
||Dr Felecia Watkin
||Professor Yvonne Cadet-James.
||presentations (20%); written reflective critique undertaken during oncampus workshop (30%); major essay (50%).
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process, and in case of
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