Survey-based research in remote Indigenous communities: considerations for methods

Survey-based research in remote Indigenous communities: considerations for methods Book Section

Field Guide to Intercultural Research

  • Author(s): Indigo, Holcombe-James, Ellie, Rennie
  • Published: 2021
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788970112

Abstract: Between 2015-2017, we worked with Australia’s largest telecommunications provider to examine the issue of cyber safety as it related to Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities. In this chapter, we reflect on our experience with survey-based research in remote Indigenous communities and recount our own failed attempts to navigate data collection. We argue that although often required by commercial and policy domains, quantitative data can be problematic when applied to Indigenous policy issues. We therefore advocate for an intercultural research model that is truly intercultural, from the researched, to the researchers.

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Indigo, Holcombe-James, Ellie, Rennie, 2021, Survey-based research in remote Indigenous communities: considerations for methods, Book Section, viewed 07 December 2021, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=23527.

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