Through a critical lens: indigenist research and the Dadirri method

West, Roianne, Stewart, Lee, Foster, Kim, and Usher, Kim (2012) Through a critical lens: indigenist research and the Dadirri method. Qualitative Health Research, 22 (11). pp. 1582-1590.

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Indigenous scholars have addressed the problematic nature of research by adopting methodologies that fit well with their communities and that relate effectively and culturally with how knowledge is shared to give indigenous people a voice. In this article we discuss Dadirri, an indigenous research method and way of life, as a vital research framework, connecting it to other relevant political and critical methodologies such as Freire's transformative education process and Habermas' theory of communicative action. In doing so, we illustrate how this methodology provides a significant framework for indigenous researchers undertaking liberatory studies that promote change.

Item ID: 25931
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1049-7323
Keywords: Aboriginal people, Australia; critical methods; health care, culture of; research, cross-cultural
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Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 02:06
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 25%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 25%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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