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Indigenous Knowledge Inquiries

By Paul Sillitoe,Peter Dixon,Julian Barr
ISBN: 9781853395710
This book covers computer aided analysis of qualitative data and the use of cross-cultural research staff, and is grounded in anthropological and development research and contemporary reflective practice. Whatever your interest in indigenous knowledge you will find this book a fascinating and insightful handbook.

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  • Synopsis
    This manual is for development programme managers and project leaders who wish to incorporate an indigenous knowledge element into their work. The guidelines acknowledge that the design and management of IK-informed projects involve making decisions about many closely interrelated issues. They take cost, time and scope of objectives as the principal design issues. The methodology also deals with issues of team functioning that critically inform project success. The guidelines make reference to project cycle management in the context of natural resources indigenous knowledge research, and present options for reducing conflicts and more effectively including the views of primary stakeholders. Novel topics are covered, such as computer aided analysis of qualitative data and the use of cross-cultural research staff. The methodology is grounded in anthropological and development research, and attempts to be critically aware of contemporary reflective practice. Whatever your interest in indigenous knowledge you will find this book a fascinating and insightful handbook.
  • Table of Contents
    PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PROJECTS
    Introduction
    Definition
    Background
    Justification
    Methodology

    PART 2: DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PROJECTS
    Design and management of projects
    Project design considerations
    The indigenous knowledge cube
    V a decision framework
    The cube axes
    Eight indigenous knowledge project scenarios
    Project and team management

    PART 3: TOOL BOX OF METHODS FOR INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PROJECTS
    Participant observation
    Interviewing/discussion
    Wealth ranking/well-being or vulnerability ranking/social mapping
    Mapping
    Venn diagramming/institution analysis
    Farm walk
    Transect
    Seasonal calendar/pattern chart
    Taxonomies
    Webbing
    Flow chart/process diagram
    Historical comparison/time lines
    Group discussion/focus groups
    Participating technology analysis
    Strengths and weaknesses
    Sorting and ranking
    Matrix
    Five questions
    Problem/option census
    Brainstorming
    Assessment workshops/envisioning
    Data analysis tools
    Other tools

    PART 4: FURTHER SOURCES AND REFERENCES FOR INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PROJECTS
    Key references
    Indigenous knowledge newsletters
    Indigenous knowledge web sites
    Bibliography (including references cited in text)

    Index
  • Endorsements
    'This is a monumental work; there is nothing comparable in the literature'. David Brokensha
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Paul Sillitoe,Peter Dixon,Julian Barr
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 416
    Format Paperback / softback
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