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Amplifying the voice of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander VET stakeholders using research methodologies

Guenther, John Ch., Osborne, Sam, Arnott, Allan R., McRae-Williams, Eva and Disbray, Samantha (2014). Amplifying the voice of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander VET stakeholders using research methodologies. In: AVETRA 17th Annual Conference, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 22-24 April 2014.

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IRMA ID 84279116xPUB301
Author Guenther, John Ch.
Osborne, Sam
Arnott, Allan R.
McRae-Williams, Eva
Disbray, Samantha
Title Amplifying the voice of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander VET stakeholders using research methodologies
Conference Name AVETRA 17th Annual Conference
Conference Location Surfers Paradise, QLD
Conference Dates 22-24 April 2014
Conference Publication Title AVETRA 17th Annual Conference Proceedings : Informing Changes in VET Policy and Practice: The Central Role of Research
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
Publication Year 2014
ISBN 9780980527537   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Total Pages 12
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract Researchers in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts within Australia are frequently faced with the challenges of working in an intercultural space where channels of communication are garbled with interference created by the complexities of misunderstood worldviews, languages, values and expectations. A concern of many researchers in these contexts is to ensure that the voices of research participants in remote communities are not only accurately represented, but are allowed to transcend the noise of dominant paradigms, policies
and practices. This paper brings together the experiences of five researchers in the space of remote vocational education and training. The authors present three vignettes from research in the context of health, employment and education. These vignettes highlight some of the conundrums for researchers as they attempt to harmonise the aims of research with the expectations of
organisations involved. Wrapped around these vignettes, the authors highlight the progressive thinking associated with Indigenist and culturally responsive methodologies, and draw together conclusions that may assist other researchers in their attempts to find ways that support the credibility, integrity and validity of the research process while at the same time doing the same for the voices of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants.
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