An Introduction to Aboriginal Research Methodology course for Aboriginal people is being offered by the Nulungu Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame in Broome on August 3-5.
The course states its aim as follows: “This program acknowledges Aboriginal people have a wealth of lived experiences and collective wisdom. These life learning experiences will be explored and promoted as a critical part of sharing our stories and experiences. The program aims to give participants an insight into how research can be undertaken in an empathetic, respectful, and ethically correct manner from an Aboriginal perspective.”
The course flyer states that topics will include:
Share lived experience and engagement with researchers researching Aboriginal issues;
Reflect on current research practice through guidance of experienced Aboriginal researchers to develop a deeper understanding of research collaboration (vs competitive ways of working) with Aboriginal communities;
Discuss data collection and data analysis;
Contribute towards the shared Kimberley vision of an Aboriginal researcher network. These networkers would (ultimately) be helping to improve their own communities and workplaces through their inquiring approaches; and also forming a pool of researchers to ensure non‐ local researchers follow local Indigenous protocols and support or undertake their research requirements within a strong ethical and cultural context.
There is a fee of $300 (including GST) for the three-day workshops. Fees include course material, lectures, catering provided and the opportunity to network with fellow researchers.
To download the flyer for the course, click below:
To enrol for the course, email here for a registration form, or call 08 9192 0670 Monday to Friday 8am-4pm.
The course leads to a Professional Development Course in Aboriginal Research Methods for Aboriginal People - Stage Two.