Participative research in a remote Australian Aboriginal setting
Kildea, S. V, Barclay, L., Wardaguga, M. & Dawumal, M. (2009). Participative research in a remote Australian Aboriginal setting. Action Research,7(2), 143-163. United Kingdom: Sage Publications Ltd. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1177/1476750309103266
This article describes the research process used to develop and evaluate an Internet-based resource aimed at improving access by health professionals to Australian Aboriginal cultural knowledge specific to pregnancy and childbirth. As a result of the research, women's stories from Maningrida were recorded and presented on the `Birthing Business in the Bush Website' which provided a platform for Aboriginal Australian women from Maningrida to present cultural and other information to maternity care practitioners. In particular, this article describes the development of the participatory action research combined with an Aboriginal research process, and how this was guided by the Aboriginal co-researchers and participants.
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