Kapati Time: Storytelling as a Data Collection Method in Indigenous Research

LCJ 22 front cover

Robyn Ober

LCJ: Special Issue: Decolonising Research Practices, 22, pp. 8-15

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Ober, R. (2017). Kapati Time: Storytelling as a Data Collection Method in Indigenous Research. Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts [Special Issue: Decolonising Research Practices], 22, 8-15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18793/LCJ2017.22.02



There is currently a strong movement among First Nations researchers in Australia and globally to draw on their own epistemologies, ontologies and axiologies in academic research. It is evident that Indigenous researchers are pushing back the boundaries in the research academy to make space for a new, fresher way to do research by drawing on old traditional Indigenous ways. Our Indigenous ways of working, being and making-meaning appeal to me as a researcher, because these are my strength, these are familiar to me, these are what I know. By drawing on my own epistemologies, ontologies and axiologies, I am bringing my own thought process, ethical considerations, and culturally appropriate ways of carrying out research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait people.


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