Indigenous Research Methodologies

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SAGE Publications, Jul 12, 2011 - Social Science - 368 pages
Responding to increased emphasis in the classroom and the field on exposing students to diverse epistemologies, methods, and methodologies, Bagele Chilisa has written the first textbook that situates research in a larger, historical, cultural, and global context. With case studies from around the world, the book demonstrates the specific methodologies that are commensurate with the transformative paradigm of research and the historical and cultural traditions of third-world and indigenous peoples.
 

Contents

CHAPTER 1 SITUATING KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS
1
READING AND CONDUCTING RESEARCH RESPONSIBLY
45
RESEARCH METHODS IN QUESTION
73
CHAPTER 4 POSTCOLONIAL INDIGENOUS RESEARCH PARADIGMS
97
INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES
129
CHAPTER 6 CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE INDIGENOUS RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
159
CHAPTER 7 DECOLONIZING THE INTERVIEW METHOD
203
CHAPTER 8 PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH METHODS
225
CHAPTER 9 POSTCOLONIAL INDIGENOUS FEMINIST RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
259
CHAPTER 10 BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS AND INTEGRATING KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS
289
REFERENCES
311
INDEX
329
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Bagele Chilisa holds a Masters of Arts degree in Research Methodology. The degree covers Research Design, Statistics and Measurement from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her PhD in Policy, Planning and Evaluation, also from the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Botswana. In the past 16 years years, she has taught the following courses to graduate and undergraduate students: Research Methods; Educational Evaluation; Constructing Questionnaires and Conducting Surveys; Project Design and Evaluation; Policy Planning and Evaluation. She is one of the founding members of the Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia Research Association and served as President of the Botswana Educational Research Association from 2000 to 2002. She is also editor of the Botswana Educational Research Journal, board member of the University of Botswana Centre for Scientific Research and Indigenous Knowledge and Innovations and the University of Botswana Research Ethics Committee.

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