Journal article

"We're checking them out": Indigenous and non-Indigenous research participants' accounts of deciding to be involved in research

Marilys Guillemin, Lynn Gillam, Emma Barnard, Paul Stewart, Hannah Walker, Doreen Rosenthal

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR EQUITY IN HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: It is important for researchers to understand the motivations and decision-making processes of participants who take part in their research. This enables robust informed consent and promotes research that meets the needs and expectations of the community. It is particularly vital when working with Indigenous communities, where there is a history of exploitative research practices. In this paper, we examine the accounts of Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous research participants in terms of how and why they agree to take part in research. METHODS: A qualitative research approach was employed to undertake individual interviews with 36 research participants in Victoria, Austra..

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