Event Details

Friday, 21 September 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UQ Location:
Human Performance Laboratories (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Mrs Deborah Noon
3365 6912
Org. Unit:
Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Event Description

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Culturally-appropriate research processes involve carefully considering how to engage Indigenous participants by prioritising ways of communicating that are culturally prescribed, cooperative, and respectful. For example, the research project that is the basis for this presentation makes use of yarning/narrative and Dadirri as both vehicles for data generation and treatment.

Yarning/narrative is an Indigenous cultural form of conversational method used in this research to build and establish relationships with participants and to gather their views/stories through storytelling (Bessarab & Ng’andu, 2010; Fredericks et al., 2011).

Dadirri is slightly different to yarning as it involves deep and respectful listening (Atkinson, 2002; Ungunmerr, 1998). This creates a reflective space that is atypical in Western ways of listening and conversing (Sandri, 2013).

The reflective potentials inherent in these approaches are highlighted in ruminating upon what is said/left unsaid.

Ms Lee Sheppard is a Djirribal woman whose country is located in Far North Queensland, Australia. She graduated from UQ in 2014 as an anthropologist (minor sociology) and completed her honours in 2015 examining ‘Cultural offsets in the mining industry’. She is currently undertaking her PhD at UQ examining ‘Sport for development programmes: Privatised aid and Indigenous sport in Australia’ under the supervision of Dr Steven Rynne and Associate Professor Jon Willis.

This seminar will be followed by Dr Steven Rynne presenting Sport for Development in Indigenous communities: A comparison of Canada and Australia.

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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