An exploration of kaupapa Maori research, its principles, processes and applications
Walker, Shayne; Eketone, Anaru; Gibbs, Anita
Kaupapa Maori research developed as part of a broader movement by Maori to question westernized notions of knowledge, culture, and research. Kaupapa Maori research has been used as both a form of resistance and a methodological strategy, wherein research is conceived, developed, and carried out by Maori, and the end outcome is to benefit Maori. This piece reviews the development and main principles of kaupapa Maori research, and it also describes and critiques the main processes of kaupapa Maori research. Three exemplars of research carried out by Maori researchers are provided to illustrate these principles and processes. We conclude that kaupapa Maori research is a relevant approach for research involving Maori and that it can enhance the self‐determination of Maori people. Kaupapa Maori research also has implications for research with indigenous people more generally.
Rights Statement: © 2006 Taylor & Francis
Keywords: New Zealand; Maori; research; kaupapa Maori
Research Type: Journal Article
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