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Working Across Contexts: Practical Considerations of Doing Indigenist/Anti-Colonial Research

Although Indigenous scholars have been documenting Indigenous research methodologies, little has been written on the practical considerations of doing research across Indigenous/Settler contexts. Read this open access article as part of the Indigenous & Intercultural Research focus this month.

Categories: Ethnography, Focus Series, Indigenous Methods, Research Skills, Uncategorised

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Transforming Indigenous / Non-Indigenous Research Partnerships: A Comic for Researchers

This February MethodSpace will focus on Indigenous and Intercultural Research. A Comic With a Message A cross-cultural group of researchers is developing a set of resources “to support Indigenous and non-indigenous researchers planning research collaborations to think about their methods, assumptions and behaviours.”  Dr. Deborah McGregor, a panelist for the upcoming MethodSpace Live webinar, is […]

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Science is Shifting Toward Collaboration. So Why Don’t We Teach More Collaboration?

The way that science is done is changing. More and more, research is conducted in collaborative teams, pulling together scientists from a variety of areas of experience and geographic locations. This is particularly true in environmental sciences, where the types of complex, multifaceted issues faced by society can only be addressed by bringing together researchers with multiple perspectives. Across a wide range of fields, there is evidence that multi-authored research is more highly cited, suggesting that this shift in the culture of science is producing novel and exciting results…

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Passion about Research Process (not output!)

My hand trembled with nervousness and anticipation. It was the start of my student research project. My supervisor had talked me through how “by doing X we will learn more about Y” and I was excited to get started.

A decade later when I talk to my own students I sometimes catch myself using another way to frame our work: “if we do X, and it ‘works’, then perhaps we can get into prestigious journal Y”. This is poison for an inquiring mind…

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What (social) Factors Make For an Innovative Researcher?

One might ask why researchers go to the effort of undertaking unconventional, path-breaking work? What makes some scientists more likely to engage in research that breaks from tradition, despite the risks? In our recent study, we considered two possible explanations. First, we thought that scholars affiliated with high-status demographic…

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Researchers’ Roles: Studies and Recommendations

The focus for January is on researchers’ roles, including characteristics and skills critical to success. Read the whole series here. Researchers work within numerous disciplines and use varied methodologies and methods to study problems large and small. While there are many considerations for our specific fields of study, we also have common responsibilities when we take […]

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