Talanoa research methodology: a developing position on pacific research.
Vaioleti, T.M. (2006). Talanoa research methodology: a developing position on pacific research. Waikato Journal of Education, 12, 21-34.
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This paper contributes to the theorising on Pacific research approaches from a personal and Tongan perspective. At the same time, it suggests that the majority of the thinking and concepts discussed have similarities and common implications for most other Pacific communities in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In the paper, I discuss the underpinnings of what constitutes ‘normality’ in relation to research approaches. In order to theorise an appropriate approach to researching Pacific educational and social issues in Aotearoa, I discuss the influence Pacific indigenous values have on the way New Zealand Pacific peoples see their worlds.
Faculty of Education, University of Waikato
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