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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

Unit aim

Provides a balance of Indigenous research theory and practice. The unit will help you to establish structures and procedures to provide a firm relational, ethical and functional foundation to your research utilising Indigenist methodologies. You will develop a critical appreciation of research contexts including the impact of legal, ethical and professional practice issues. You will demonstrate the importance of Indigenous Knowledge and utilise your understanding of Indigenist theory to construct a research proposal including; clearly defining a research topic, outlining a research methodology, and justifying a strategy of inquiry.

 

Unit content

Topic 1: Indigenous research histories

Topic 2: Relational context of research

Topic 3: Principles and theory of Indigenist research

Topic 4: Strategies and methods of Indigenist research practice

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 critically discuss the relational context of your research topic
2 analyse various research methodologies appropriate to your study
3 justify a strategy of inquiry as it would be applied in the field.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically discuss the relational context of your research topic
  2. analyse various research methodologies appropriate to your study
  3. justify a strategy of inquiry as it would be applied in the field.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.