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ERIC Number: ED473156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 8
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Cultural Relevance in Research Methodology/Paradigm/Terminology: Dilemma, Contradiction and Challenge.
Maina, Faith
This paper describes an incident between an academic researcher and a community member. The encounter, in which a researcher asked questions about farming practices, shows how cultural misunderstanding and failure to communicate the gains of research to the community has the potential to generate distorted information. The academic researcher has the responsibility to communicate in culturally sensitive ways, particularly when working with communities of which they are not members. An ideal methodology is one that would empower community members during the research process so that they began to gain self-understanding and, ideally, self-determination. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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