Vol. 17 No. 8 (2021): Understanding the Application and Use of Indigenous Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences by Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Scholars

This study explores how principles of Indigenous research methodologies informed research relationships with Indigenous communities, particularly through the dissemination phase of research. We conducted an Indigenous qualitative content analysis of 79 peer-reviewed articles published from January 1996 to June 2018, predominantly in the fields of social sciences. The findings show that most articles were written by Indigenous researchers or a research team composed of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers. Such collaborations most clearly articulated how they enacted the principles of Indigenous research. The findings further support ensuring research partnerships with Indigenous communities uphold Indigenous research principles to create sustained meaningful change.

Published: 2021-07-20