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How do researchers plan and conduct research that reaches across cultures?
Gaining access to communities and participants, learning about the culture so you can be respectful of local traditions — these are recommendations we’ve seen in the books and articles featured as part of our focus on Intercultural and Indigenous Research. Hearing from a researcher allows us to get a first-hand perspective about how she navigated those steps.
I interviewed Dr. Rebecca Bayeck, Postdoctoral Fellow, at the Schomburg Research Center in Black Culture about her research. Hear her stories about conducting a comparative ethnographic study about multiple literacies and a traditional African game. One site was in Yaounde, Cameroon and the other in the Bronx, a borough of New York City in the United States.
To learn more, see these resources:
Why African board games should be introduced into the classroom by Rebecca Bayeck
Bayeck, R. Y. (2018). A review of five African board games: Is there any educational potential? Cambridge Journal of Education, 48(5), 533-552. doi:10.1080/0305764X.2017.1371671 [This is not open access. Contact Rebecca directly, she can share on an individual basis. rebeccabayeck[at]nypl.org.]
Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rybayeck