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ERIC Number: EJ895759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0313-7155
Dependency, Partiality and the Generation of Research Questions in Refugee Education
Turner, Marianne; Fozdar, Farida
Issues in Educational Research, v20 n2 p183-197 2010
From the late 1990s to the mid 2000s refugees who gained entry to Australia came mainly from the African region, in particular Sudan. This contrasts with earlier intakes from Asia, the Middle East and the former Yugoslavia. The change in regional focus sparked research into the resettlement of African refugees in Australia, but it is a new field and research is subsequently limited. This article reports ethical issues involved in research with adult South Sudanese students, specifically the impact of participants' dependency and the researchers' partiality. A qualitative approach, taken mainly due to ethics considerations, informed the generation of research questions. Far from inhibiting the research, we argue that an acceptance of these issues enabled the researchers to ask the "right" questions. (Contains 2 tables.)
Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Inc. 5/202 Coode Street, Como, Western Australia 6152, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Sudan