MAORI570-21A (NET)

Te Mahi Rangahau: Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Research Methods and Issues

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Paper Description

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This graduate course will prepare students to design and conduct research for their graduate and post graduate thesis in the field of Indigenous Studies. Research in our field is very transdisciplinary employing philosophical, theoretical, and empirical approaches to knowledge that draw on mātauranga Māori and other Indigenous ways of knowing as well as from other academic disciplines. Students will learn to draw upon critical Indigenous approaches to research knowledge and be able to use research terms and methodologies common to the fields of critical Indigenous and decolonial studies. Researching the cultural, social, political, philosophical and creative lives of Māori and Indigenous Peoples involves engaging challenging and exciting ideas about what it means to know, to re-present, and to think about what Indigeneity means and has meant for us.

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Paper Structure

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This paper will be taught online, primarily through Moodle with 4 required face to face online seminar/discussion dates including at least two one on one and small group via Zoom discussions with Dr Cavino (around your assignments). The course is organised around key topics with readings and audio visual material.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Understand and utilize Critical Indigenous Studies research knowledges and praxis
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  • Identify and define research problems using Indigenous frameworks and knowledge
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  • Determine the appropriate relationship between Indigenous research ideas, questions, theories and methods
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  • Critically interrogate relevant Indigenous Studies literature
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  • Address and be conversant on issues related to Indigenous research ethics
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  • Conceptualise a research problem using Indigenous frameworks, theories and methodological principles
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Assessment

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This is a fully internally assessed course. Grading rubrics will be provided through moodle.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Reflections on the Book "Decolonizing Methodologies"
29 Mar 2021
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Reflective Journal Presentation
24 Mar 2021
5:00 PM
15
  • Email: Lecturer
3. A Blog responding to the Readings of an Indigenous Academic
10 May 2021
5:00 PM
25
  • Other:
4. Research Framing
24 May 2021
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Reflective Journal
7 Jun 2021
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Smith, L.T. (2012). Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous peoples. London: Zed books.

Wilson, S. (2008). Research Is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods. Canada: Fernwood Publishing Company.

Note: Both texts should be available at the bookstore and in the library. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase their own copy of the texts as they will guide your research work going forward.

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Other Resources

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Weekly readings and other resources will be uploaded to Moodle. Please note that this is a reading intensive course. The volume of readings is high due to the need for students to be conversant with the breadth of Critical Indigenous scholarship related to research. We will discuss how to efficiently read assigned materials in ways that maximise both your understanding of the material and your critical engagement with the same.
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Online Support

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This paper is supported by online resources via Moodle. You will need to access Moodle weekly for notices, readings and to complete set online tasks where necessary.
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Workload

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This is a Level 5 course that is assessed by internal assessment methods. Your workload will be easier to manage if you attend to the readings consistently, allow time for reflection on all course materials, establish and maintain a regular journaling praxis, and allow yourself plenty of lead-in time for the other assessments.

Weekly hoursPaper hours
Face to face online meetings2 x 2 hours each4
Small group reflections/discussions4 x 1 hour each4
One on one skype2 x 1 hour2
Reading/Reflective journal10 (x 14 Weeks)140
Assignments10 (x 15 weeks)150
Total300
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Restricted papers: MAOR509, TIKA509 and MAOR570

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