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Indigenous Research Methodologies

by Bagele Chilisa

Indigenous Research Methodologies Synopsis

Following the increasing emphasis in the classroom and in the field to sensitize researchers and students to diverse epistemologies, methods, and methodologies - especially those of women, minority groups, former colonized societies, indigenous people, historically oppressed communities, and people with disabilities, author Bagele Chilisa has written the first research methods textbook that situates research in a larger, historical, cultural, and global context with case studies from around the globe to make very visible the specific methodologies that are commensurate with the transformative paradigm of research and the historical and cultural traditions of indigenous peoples. Chapters cover the history of research methods, colonial epistemologies, research within postcolonial societies, relational epistemologies, emergent and indigenous methodologies, Afrocentric research, feminist research, language frameworks, interviewing, and building partnerships between researchers and the researched. The book comes replete with traditional textbook features such as key points, exercises, and suggested readings, which makes it ideally suited for graduate courses in research methods, especially in education, health, women's studies, cultural studies, sociology, and related social sciences.

Indigenous Research Methodologies Press Reviews

Your book encapsulates many things that I have been struggling to frame and teach (ie. how to give more than token acknlowledgement to other ways of knowing). I have already recommended it to my colleagues and phD students. I hope to use it as the set text for a new subject. -- Rob Nabben This book is beautifully written and expertly argued. Bravo! -- Patty Loew Bagele Chilisa brings voice to a community of researchers who have much to offer in terms of their rich cultural heritages and expertise in research methodology. She provides an integration of theory and method that has applicability in many contexts. I would recommend this book to anyone who is working in indigenous communities in health, education, international development, or social sciences. -- Donna M. Mertens

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412958820
Publication date: 1st September 2011
Author: Bagele Chilisa
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Social research & statistics,

About Bagele Chilisa

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 ...

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