Embracing the Knot: The Importance of Personal Risk-Taking Within Intercultural Research in Aboriginal Australia

Susan Janelle Moore

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Abstract

Critical inquiry into sensitive social problems requires risk-taking by researchers and research participants alike. Detailed in this chapter are insights into risks as experienced by the scholar within a study involving Aboriginal participants in remote Australia. Research is both personal and political, requiring researchers to move deftly between each realm as they negotiate their legitimacy as agents of social change through this medium. Rather than avoiding personal vulnerability, the scholar can navigate personal and professional risks positively. Arguably, through actively embracing the knot of discomfort associated with risk-taking, researchers open themselves to deeper engagement with Aboriginal participant voice and expertise, thereby discovering innovative solutions to complex problems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave Studies in Education Research Methods
EditorsDeborah Mulligan, Patrick Danaher
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages209-230
Number of pages22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Education Research Methods
ISSN (Print)2662-7345
ISSN (Electronic)2662-7353

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