Research Methods in Indigenous Contexts

Authors: Groh, Arnold

  • Highlights the increasing necessity of research in indigenous contexts, and the potential problems for researchers and members of indigenous cultures that run parallel to this trend
  • Links the research methodology pertinent to indigenous contexts with ethical aspects and the current legal situation
  • Lays a strong applicational emphasis that will help researchers to effectuate the appropriate methodology and to design their field research in an optimized way
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Arnold Groh has conducted field research in indigenous contexts since 1987, and since 2001, he has trained students for this purpose. He has headed excursions to indigenous peoples in Indonesia (Borneo: Punan; West Papua: Dani), India (Soliga), Latin America (Panama: Emberá; Peru: Yagua), Laos (Akha; Lanten), and in several African countries (Cameroon: Bagyeli; Uganda: Batwa; South Africa: Venda; Ethiopia: Hamer; Benin/Togo: Somba/Tamberma; Senegal: Bassari; Eastern Congo Basin: Bambuti). He heads the reseach institution Structual Analysis of Cultural Systems, which is in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economical and Social Council. Arnold Groh received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Bielefeld, he has been teaching as a Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts, Berlin, and he did his habilitation at the Technical University of Berlin, where he is currently an Associate Professor.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Groh, Arnold

    Pages 1-47

  • The Legal Framework of Research in Indigenous Contexts

    Groh, Arnold

    Pages 49-91

  • Methodology: How to Optimally Collect Data in the Fields

    Groh, Arnold

    Pages 93-148

  • Field Research in Indigenous Contexts

    Groh, Arnold

    Pages 149-227

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research Methods in Indigenous Contexts
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72776-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72776-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72774-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 236
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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