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Reflections on 'Aboriginalising' the Research Process

Marlene Burchill, Phyllis Lau, Priscilla Pyett, Steve Kelly, Peter Waples-Crowe, Siaw-Teng Liaw

International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies | Queensland University of Technology | Published : 2011


This article describes the way a multidisciplinary research team set about 'Aboriginalising' their research processes in the initial phase of a project that aimed to develop a culturally appropriate model of care for urban Aboriginal people with diabetes. Although academic conventions and protocols tended to dominate, the project incorporated the innovative approach that the Aboriginal researchers brought to the process of recruiting and facilitating focus groups, which they likened to 'hunting and gathering'. In developing and strengthening partnerships between research institutions and Aboriginal communities, it is important that Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers challenge the conv..

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