Pacific Research Methodologies


Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

This micro-credential aims to develop professional knowledge of discourses and practices of indigenous research methodologies in the Pacific region. The micro-credential introduces scholarly debates on indigenous research methodologies. With a focus on the Pacific, methodologies examined and discussed in detail include Talanoa, Kaupapa M?ori and Melanesian research methodologies. Other research methodologies, approaches and models from across the Pacific region are also introduced, for example the Tivaevae model from Cook Islands.
The socio-political context of research in the Pacific
Melanesian research methodology
Kaupapa M?ori
Tivaevae model from Cook Islands and other local models
How indigenous models relate to Western research models and university systems
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion, enrollees will have the knowledge and skills to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the socio-political context of research in the Pacific, including Pacific ways of talking, indigenous research methods and appropriate research protocols
Critically reflect on methodological choices and practices relevant to the Pacific context
Engage in an in-depth analysis of an indigenous research methodology

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