Rolleston, A., Bowen, J., Hinze, A., Korohina, E., & Matamua, R. (2021). Collaboration in research: weaving Kaupapa Māori and computer science (Computer Science Working Papers). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.
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We describe a collaboration between Māori (indigenous people of Aotearoa/New Zealand) and Tauiwi (non- Māori) researchers on a software engineering project. Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) provides the basis for Māori to lead research that involves Māori as participants or that intend to impact Māori outcomes. Through collaboration, an extension of the traditional four step software design process was created, culminating in a nine-step integrated process that included Kaupapa Māori (Māori ideology) principles. The collaboration experience for both Māori and Tauiwi highlighted areas of misunderstanding within the research context based on differing worldviews, and our ability to navigate and work through this has led to the reflections and recommendations reported here. This paper provides guiding principles, context, and process for research where Māori and Tauiwi have an intention to collaborate.
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© 2021 Anna Rolleston, Judy Bowen, Annika Hinze, Erina Korohina & Rangi Matamua