Research Methods in Indigenous Contexts

  • Arnold Groh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Arnold Groh
    Pages 1-47
  3. Arnold Groh
    Pages 149-227
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 229-236

About this book

Introduction

This forward-looking resource offers readers a modern contextual framework for conducting social science research with indigenous peoples. Foundational chapters summarize current UN-based standards for indigenous rights and autonomy, with their implications for research practice. Coverage goes on to detail minimally-invasive data-gathering methods, survey current training and competency issues, and consider the scientist’s role in research, particularly as a product of his/her own cultural background. From these guidelines and findings, students and professionals have a robust base for carrying out indigenous research that is valid and reliable as well as respectful and ethical.

Among the topics covered:

·         Cultural theories and cultural dominance.

·         The legal framework of research in indigenous contexts.

·         The role of language within indigenous peoples’ cultural rights.

·         Methodology: how to optimally collect data in the field.

·         Researchers’ influence and philosophy of science.

·         Learning how to prepare research in indigenous contexts.

Research Methods in Indigenous Contexts is an important reference benefitting a wide audience, including students and researchers in the social sciences, humanities, and psychology; decision-makers of NGOs and GOs that act with regard to humanitarian aid, for tourism projects, or any other contingency with indigenous contexts; and policymakers interested in the aspects of human activity upon which indigenous cultural concerns are based.

Keywords

Culturally sustainable field research History of transcultural field encounters Researchers’ influence and philosophy of science Right to self-determination Structural Analysis of Cultural Systems The scientist as a psychological being United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples cultural theories and cultural dominance ethnography legal framework of research in indigenous contexts total immersion in indigenous societies

Authors and affiliations

  • Arnold Groh
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72776-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72774-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72776-9
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