Culturally competent research with American Indians and Alaska Natives: Findings and recommendations of the first symposium of the work group on American Indian Research and Program Evaluation Methodology

Joyce Y. Caldwell, Jamie D. Davis, Barbara Du Bois, Holly Echo-Hawk, Jill Shepard Erickson, R. Turnerv Goins, Calvin Hill, Walter Hillabrant, Sharon R. Johnson, Elizabeth Kendall, Kelly Keemer, Spero M. Manson, Catherine A. Marshall, Paulette Running Wolf, Rolando L. Santiago, Robert Schacht, Joseph B. Stone

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Abstract

This article describes the collective experience of a multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, and program evaluators who support appropriate research and evaluation methods in working with Native peoples. Our experience underlines the critical importance of culture in understanding and conducting research with the diverse populations of American Indians and Alaska Natives, and documents the need for community-based, collaborative, participatory action research. We discuss the major findings of the first American Indian Research and Program Evaluation Methodology national symposium, and articulate a set of 20 guiding principles for conducting research and program evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalAmerican Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • American Indians and Alaska Natives
  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Culture
  • Participatory Action Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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