This unit provides a structured guide to conducting an Honours research project within an Indigenous relational knowledge context, adopting appropriate research methodology and methods. The unit will help you to establish structures and procedures to provide a firm ethical and functional foundation to your research within an Indigenous context. Comparisons between Indigenous and non-Indigenous research theory and practice will be contextualised. You will be able to recognise, and should be committed to protect Indigenous intellectual and cultural property rights in research. You will be guided to apply the skills developed throughout the unit to create a research proposal for your Honours project.
Topic 1: Australian Aboriginal Research histories
Topic 2: Principles and theory of Indigenous research
Topic 3: Methods and functions of Indigenous research practice
Topic 4: Personal v. Professional issues in research
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||critically discuss the relational context of your research topic|
|2||analyse various research methodologies appropriate to your study|
|3||justify a strategy of inquiry as it would be applied in the field|
|4||create a research proposal.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- critically discuss the relational context of your research topic
- analyse various research methodologies appropriate to your study
- justify a strategy of inquiry as it would be applied in the field
- create a research proposal.
- Kovach, M, 2009, Indigenous Methodologies, University of Toronto Press, Toronto. ISBN: 978-1-4426-1211-2.
- Wilson, S, 2008, Research is Ceremony, Fernwood, Halifax. ISBN: 978-1-55266-281-6.
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