Indigenous Knowledge Inquiries: A methodologies manual for development

Abstract

This manual is for development programme managers and project leaders who wish to incorporate an indigenous knowledge (IK) element into their work. It offers a continuous spectrum of approaches and tools, from those for people seeking a quick and limited IK component, to those interested in a more long-term and thorough IK investigation.

The method also deals with issues of team functioning that critically inform project success. The guidelines make reference to project cycle management in the context of natural resources indigenous knowledge research, and present options for reducing conflicts and more effectively including the views of primary stakeholders.

The book draws on key texts that relate to research and participation in development, and interdisciplinary work. It also draws heavily on the authors' experience of projects. Novel topics are covered, such as computer aided analysis of qualitative data and the use of cross-cultural research staff.

The method is grounded in anthropological and development research, and attempts to be critically aware of contemporary reflective practice.

Citation

Sillitoe, P.; Dixon, P.; Barr, J. Indigenous Knowledge Inquiries: A methodologies manual for development. (2005) 416 pp. ISBN 1853395714

Indigenous Knowledge Inquiries: A methodologies manual for development

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