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Research Common @ Red Deer Polytechnic

Information on conducting original research and on the supports available for research at Red Deer Polytechnic.

Research with Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Research with Indigenous peoples in Canada has a complicated and problematic history. The following resources can provide useful context and guidance for doing research in partnership with indigenous peoples and communities:

Indigenous Research Methodologies

These resources can provide useful guidance for using Indigenous methodologies and doing research in partnership with Indigenous peoples and communities:

Indigenous Research Ethics

These resources can provide useful guidance for doing research in partnership with indigenous peoples and communities in an ethical way. For more information and resources, please see the Red Deer Polytechnic Research Ethics Board website.

Walking Together: Applying OCAP® to College Research in Central Alberta

Walking Together: Applying OCAP® to College Research in Central Alberta, is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-funded Knowledge Synthesis project conducted by Krista Robson (Research Ethics Board), Michelle Edwards Thomson (Library Information Common and Research Common) and Vickie Cardinal-Widmark and Lloyd Desjarlais (Indigenous Student Services).  The project involved a scoping review of academic, government and community knowledge about the role of institutional Research Ethics Boards in advising both Indigenous and non-Indigenous academic researchers working with Indigenous individuals and communities in Central Alberta on the  OCAP®  Principles (ownership, control, access, possession).  The results of a thematic analysis of the literature were validated through a consultation process with local organizations, researchers and other college research offices.