Conducting Research with Marginalised Groups


This article examines the ethical considerations that need to be addressed when conducting research with Indigenous (and other marginalised) communities, including a need to ensure that appropriate cultural protocols are followed. In order to do this, it is important to include the involvement of an Indigenous researcher or advisory committee on the project. It is important to build a rapport with the people being interviewed by taking the time to meet with members of the community to canvas their ideas and thoughts about the proposed research project. It is essential to: respect the participants and their community; ask the right questions; and ensure the existence of reciprocity.


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