3 More Things About Our Research

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Here’s three more things you might like to know our research. Our research use can be basic (when it is primarily used to advance knowledge) or applied (when it is primarily used to promote decision making). Our research style and data collection techniques can be classified as qualitative or quantitative. Quantitative techniques condense data to see the big picture, while qualitative methods enhance data to see key aspects in detail. Our researchers often use qualitative and quantitative methods to complement each other. Our research ethics guide our research with spirit and integrity in a way that is respectful, and responsible and right. And, there’s lots more to know about our research; just ask ResearchCrowd.

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3 Things About Our Research

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Three things you might like to know about our research. Our research involves the systematic study of people, communities and materials to establish facts and reach new understandings. Our research is informed by Indigenous knowledge and or theory, as a system of interconnected knowledges and ways that condense and organise what we know about the area. Our research topics and questions match appropriate levels and units of analysis. A level of analysis is a theoretical explanation on a continuum from the micro level (e.g., individual processes) to the macro level (i.e., structural aspects of society). The unit of analysis refers to the type of unit that is being measured. The unit might be the individual, the family, the community, the social category (e.g., race], the social institution (e.g., education) and the society (e.g., nation).

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‘We’ Who?

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Did you know that in the English language and its grammar there is only one meaning of ‘we’. You use the word ‘we’ to refer to a group of people doing or experiencing something (e.g., We were laughing because we were happy. We jumped on a bus and went into town.) But, the English language doesn’t tell us, who was laughing, or who went into town, or how many people were laughing or how many jumped on the bus. It doesn’t give us this information. And, the English ‘we’ doesn’t tell us who it is that’s included in that ‘we’ and who is excluded from that ‘we’. This is interesting in lots of ways because it can mark solidarity, inclusion and exclusion, and tell us who it is that the speaker is positioning outside of their experience; sort of like, who belongs, who doesn’t belong, who is in, who is positioned as other. And, it’s interesting because more than half the Indigenous languages of Australia (e.g., Roper River Kriol) and many of the languages of the world (e.g., Vietnamese) use a knowledge system that can make this distinction, and tell us who ‘we’ actually is, and who ‘we’ isn’t. Interesting hey. …

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