The Search for Emerging Decolonizing Methodologies in Qualitative Research

Lincoln, Yvonna S., and Elsa M. González y González. “The Search for Emerging Decolonizing Methodologies in Qualitative Research: Further Strategies for Liberatory and Democratic Inquiry.” Qualitative Inquiry 14, no. 5 (2008): 784–805.

The article considers a methodological approach that gives importance to the voice of Non-Western and Non-English Scholars in their research; this particular research involves a comparative study of the collaboration in research of Western and Non-Western Scholars across different cultures and languages. The article also focuses on the strategies that can be used to overcome the challenges that arise in cross-cultural or language research such as the possibilities of bilingual presentation of the research findings, the role of the researcher in the articulation of social reality and the collaboration of the researcher with a local. The research investigates how data can be analyzed and presented in bilingual texts. This particular article is based on six different cases of collaborative research work.
Ethics: the research is influenced by a recent renewed interest in ethics in social sciences that stresses the importance of research done globally to the communities in which it was done as well as the Western academic knowledge communities and universities. It also focuses on sensitivity in cross-cultural research to the needs of international students while maintaining a working relationship which may influence future collaboration between these international students and the academic community in the Western world.

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