Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Grenier, Louise.

Title Working with indigenous knowledge : a guide for researchers / Louise Grenier
Published Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, [1998]
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (ix, 115 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Section 1: What about Indigenous Knowledge?; Section 2: Protecting Intellectual Property Rights; Section 3: Developing a Research Framework; Section 4: Data Collection; Section 5: Case Studies; Section 6: Assessing, Validating, and Experimenting with IK; Appendix 1: Sample Guidelines; Appendix 2: Glossary; Appendix 3: Acronyms and Abbreviations; References
Summary Experience has shown us that development efforts that ignore local technologies, local systems of knowledge, and the local environment generally fail to achieve their desired objectives. Examples abound of western-lead teams of researchers failing to consult properly with indigenous populations, with the resulting "advancements" quickly proving to be unsustainable or, tragically, destructive. Thankfully, this trend is slowly changing. In the 1990s, indigenous knowledge has been fertile ground for research, and a wealth of information now exists on the topic. The information, however, is disparat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-115)
Notes Print version record
Subject Ethnoscience -- Research.
Sustainable development.
Technical assistance -- Anthropological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author International Development Research Centre (Canada)
ISBN 0889368473
1552500411 (electronic bk.)
9781552500415 (electronic bk.)