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Take a Walk: A Critical Reflection on Data Gathering in Remote Island Communities

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Title:Take a Walk: A Critical Reflection on Data Gathering in Remote Island Communities
Authors:Mosby, V.P.
Keywords:Torres Strait, out-migration, remove surveying, third party data collection
LC Subject Headings:Indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
Social work with indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
Date Issued:Dec 2014
Publisher:Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation:Mosby, V. P. (2014). Take a Walk: A Critical Reflection on Data Gathering in Remote Island Communities. Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 3(2).
Abstract:This paper is an account of a critical refection on the process of data gathering in remote island communities by phone as an insider-outsider. The purpose of the study was to contribute to my PhD research question: What factors influence successful contemporary migration of Torres Strait Islanders who are moving to the Australian mainland? To achieve this I had to contact remote Island communities in the Torres Strait and evolve a process that was relevant, reliable, and appropriate to Torres Strait Islander people and their communities. Semi-structured phone surveys where completed with key informants for each Island community. The process involved walking beside the participants on a virtual tour, house-by-house, and street-by-street. The process uncovered hidden nuances that surround accessing and retrieving information. The findings are useful, relevant and transferable for advancing research methods for collecting information in remote areas.
Pages/Duration:11 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/34474
ISSN:2164-9170
Appears in Collections: JISD Volume 03, Issue 02. Papers From the Second International Conference of Indigenous Voices in Social Work


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