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Bridging Indigenous and Western Methods in Social Science Research

Ashley L. Quinn

2022 Canada

This paper presents a method for how grounded theory can be used to bridge Western and Indigenous approaches to research, and how these epistemologies may complement each other. The objective in presenting this method is to contribute to the ongoing conversation on how best to integrate these two frameworks. As historically in social science research western methodologies have been preferred over Indigenous methodologies, this integration serves both to further reconciliation and to enhance methodological rigour.

social justice, methods in qualitative inquiry, community based research, participatory action research, constructivist GT