The indian and the researcher: Tales from the field

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Abstract

Conducting research in "native" communities is difficult. This article examines the tensions faced by an Indigenous researcher attempting to balance his identity as an Indian with his identity as an academic. Relying on field journals and personal experiences of change, the researcher explores how his attitudes toward the research participants and theories of authenticity changed over a period of time. Ultimately, there must be a way for Indigenous people to conduct rigorous research and maintain their Indigenous sense of self.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-426
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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  • Education

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