Challenges associated with qualitative interviewing for Indigenous research: Insights from experience

Pam MCGRATH, N Rawson, Leonora Adidi

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    This paper provides refl ections on the challenges in the process of completing a qualitative research study with Indigenous women in East Arnhem Land and the professionals who care for them. The findings identified five areas of concern: (1) difficulties associated with high levels of loss and grief in the communities; (2) difficulties associated with location; (3) difficulties associated with lack of participant familiarity with the research process; (4) difficulties associated with the sensitivity of topic and need for confidentiality; (5) problems associated with addiction and mental health issues. The hope and expectation is that sharing the experience of the difficulties encountered along with solutions will make a contribution to the literature in a way that supports other researchers in their important work in Indigenous health care.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)260-270
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Multiple Research Approaches
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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