Learning From the Grandmothers: Incorporating Indigenous Principles Into Qualitative Research

  title={Learning From the Grandmothers: Incorporating Indigenous Principles Into Qualitative Research},
  author={Charlotte J. Loppie},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  pages={276 - 284}
  • C. Loppie
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • Medicine
  • Qualitative Health Research
In this article, the author describes the process she undertook to incorporate Indigenous principles into her doctoral research about the midlife health experiences of elder Aboriginal women in Nova Scotia, Canada. By employing qualitative methods within the context of an Indigenous worldview, she gained knowledge of and developed competence in Aboriginal health research. The emergent partnership among Aboriginal community research facilitators, participating Mi'kmaq women, and the researcher… 
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