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Indigenous Research Matters - ABST302

This project-based research unit builds on the ideas and experiences developed in previous units. Students will plan, develop and complete an individual research project. The unit will examine issues for research involving Indigenous peoples including historical legacies of research and developments in research with Indigenous peoples today; the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers; and the role of de-colonising methods of research to advocate an Indigenous research agenda. In particular it concentrates on the ethical dimensions and operational issues of preparation for academic research in the social sciences, with particular reference to Indigenous settings and concerns. This unit uses the current Macquarie University Ethics Approval Process and is informed by NHMRC, AIATSIS and relevant international sources

Credit Points: 6
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Alice Te Punga Somerville

39cp at 100 level or above  Prerequisite Information


ANTH305 or EDUC388 or ENVG340 or LAW468 or GEOP340

Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Indigenous Studies

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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