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Indigenous Research Methodologies

Indigenous Research Methodologies

Second Edition

January 2020 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Author Bagele Chilisa has revised and updated her groundbreaking textbook to give a new generation of scholars a crucial foundation in indigenous methods, methodologies, and epistemologies. Addressing the increasing emphasis in the classroom and in the field to sensitize researchers and students to diverse perspectives--especially those of women, minority groups, former colonized societies, indigenous people, historically oppressed communities, and people with disabilities--the second edition of Indigenous Research Methodologies situates research in a larger, historical, cultural, and global context to make visible the specific methodologies that are commensurate with the transformative paradigm of social science research.

Chapters cover the history of research methods, ethical conduct, colonial and postcolonial epistemologies, relational epistemologies, emergent and indigenous methodologies, Afrocentric research, feminist research, narrative frameworks, interviewing, and participatory methods. New to the second edition are three new chapters covering evaluation, mixed methods, and mixed methods evaluation. These chapters focusing on decolonizing, indigenizing, and integrating these methods and applications to enhance participation of indigenous peoples as knowers and foster collaborative relationships.

Additional information on indigenous quantitative research reflects new developments in the field. New activities and web resources offer more depth and new ways for students to extend their knowledge. This textbook includes features such as key points, learning objectives, student exercises, chapter summaries, and suggested readings, making it an ideal textbook for graduate-level courses.

Chapter 1: Situating Knowledge Systems
Terminology in Postcolonial Indigenous Research Methodologies  
Decolonization of Western Research Methodologies  
Chapter 2: Research Paradigms
Contested Knowledge: Indigenous Perspectives or Paradigm?  
A Postcolonial Indigenous Research Paradigm  
Euro-Western Research Paradigms  
Chapter 3: Discovery and Recovery: Reading and Conducting Research Responsibly
Postcolonial and Indigenous Theories  
Researching Back: Methodological Imperialism  
Postcolonial Theory and Language  
Critical Race Theories  
Chapter 4: Whose Reality Counts? Research Methods in Question
Colonizer/Colonized Dichotomies and the Ideology of the Other  
Dismissing Indigenous Ways of Knowing  
Research Ethics and the Legitimacy of Knowledge  
Chapter 5: Postcolonial Indigenous Research Paradigms
Indigenous Knowledge and Research  
Indigenizing Research Methodologies  
Postcolonial Indigenous Research Paradigms  
Relational Ontology in Context: Perspectives from Africa  
Relational Ontology: Perspectives From Scholars in Canada and Australia  
Relational Epistemologies  
Relational Axiology  
Relational Axiology: Perspectives From North America and Canada  
Chapter 6: Decolonizing Evaluation
Why Evaluation  
Evaluation Discourse in a Global Context  
Blind Reliance on Eurocentric Tools  
The Shift in Evaluation Practice  
The Made in Africa Evaluation Perspective  
Decolonization Intent  
Value Added Framework  
Indigenous Multicultural Validity  
Conducting an Indigenous Evaluation  
Chapter 7: Decolonizing Mixed Methods Research
Towards the Meaning of MMR  
Mixed Methods Designs and Rationales  
Indigenous Mixed Methods Approaches  
Chapter 8: Indigenous Mixed Methods in Program Evaluation
The Indigenous Paradigmatic Lens  
Embedding the Study in Global Knowledge  
Chapter 9: Theorizing on Social Science Research Methods
Indigenous Perspectives  
Methods Based on Ethnophilosophy  
Storytelling Methods  
What Language is the Story Told?  
Chapter 10: Culturally Responsive Indigenous Research Methodologies
Regional, National, and Local Specific Methodologies  
Paradigm, Methodology, and Methods  
Validity and Reliability: An Overview  
Validity: A Postcolonial Indigenous Framework  
Accountability, Respectful Representation, Reciprocity, and Rights and Responsibilities  
Kaupapa Maori Research Methodology  
Cyclical Postcolonial Indigenous Research Methodologies: The Medicine Wheel  
Pacific Research Methodologies  
The Afrocentric Paradigm  
Responsibilities of Researcher as Transformative Healer  
Ethics that Underscore the Importance of Agreement and Consensus, Dialogue, and Particularity  
Chapter 11: Decolonizing the Interview Method
The Conventional Interview Method: An Overview  
Postcolonial Indigenous Interview Methods  
Indigenous Focus-Group Interviews  
Symbols in Postcolonial Indigenous Interview Methods  
Conducting a Postcolonial Indigenous Interview  
Chapter 12: Participatory Research Methods
Action Research: An Overview  
Participatory Rural Appraisal  
Other Methods  
The Participatory Action Research Process  
Chapter 13: Postcolonial Indigenous Feminist Research Methodologies
Postcolonial Indigenous Feminist Theory and Research Methodologies  
Western Feminisms  
Postcolonial Indigenous Feminisms  
Indigenous Feminist Participatory Methods in Practice  
Chapter 14: Building Partnerships and Integrating Knowledge Systems
Postcolonial Indigenous and Social Justice Working Relationships  
Cross-Cultural Partnership Research and Collaboration between Academics and Donors  
Planning Research from a Postcolonial Indigenous Research Perspective  

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ISBN: 9781483333472