Ways of knowing, being and doing: A theoretical framework and methods for indigenous and indigenist re‐search

Martin, Karen L. & Mirraboopa, Booran (2003) Ways of knowing, being and doing: A theoretical framework and methods for indigenous and indigenist re‐search. Journal of Australian Studies, 27(76), pp. 203-214.

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Abstract

In the last decade much has occurred to build towards reforms in the ways qualitative research is constructed and conducted based upon other ways of viewing, creating and experiencing the world. These research spaces are available because of the persistent work and assertion of the cultural and theoretical standpoints of researchers who were once the researched, namely Aboriginal peoples. This paper describes the framework of an Indigenist research paradigm based upon the ontological, epistemological and theoretical positions of my people, the Noonuccal people of Quandamoopah. It provides discussion of the conceptual, cultural and practical tensions that arise within the research interface towards centering Aboriginal worldviews and knowledges as research epistemology and then methodology. This paper is one contribution to the continuing reform of Indigenous research and the reclamation of Indigenous cultural spaces in Australia.

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ID Code: 7182
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Indigenous research, Indigenist research, Aboriginal worldview, Aboriginal knowledge, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/14443050309387838
ISSN: 1444-3058
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > PHILOSOPHY (220300) > Metaphysics (220309)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Cultural Theory (200204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900) > Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society (169902)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies (200201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > PHILOSOPHY (220300) > Epistemology (220304)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 27 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016 03:29

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