The use of interpretive description within kaupapa Māori research

Brewer, Karen M., Harwood, Matire L. N., McCann, Clare M., Crengle, Sue M. and Worrall, Linda E. (2014) The use of interpretive description within kaupapa Māori research. Qualitative Health Research, 24 9: 1287-1297. doi:10.1177/1049732314546002

Author Brewer, Karen M.
Harwood, Matire L. N.
McCann, Clare M.
Crengle, Sue M.
Worrall, Linda E.
Title The use of interpretive description within kaupapa Māori research
Journal name Qualitative Health Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1552-7557
Publication date 2014-09-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1049732314546002
Open Access Status
Volume 24
Issue 9
Start page 1287
End page 1297
Total pages 11
Place of publication Thousand Oaks CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Kaupapa Māori research (KMR) is an Indigenous research approach that is decolonizing and transformative. Interpretive description (ID) is a qualitative methodology used to generate knowledge relevant to the applied health disciplines. In this article, we discuss how we combined KMR and ID to investigate the experiences of Māori (the Indigenous peoples of New Zealand) with aphasia and their whānau (extended family). This is novel because it is the first time these two approaches have been combined. In the context of aphasia research, we discuss how they work together in theory, and the synergies that became apparent in practice. We conclude that the combination of KMR and ID enables clinicians and Māori with aphasia to learn from each other and work together, thereby generating knowledge that makes a difference for Māori with aphasia and their whānau.
Keyword Communication
Critical methods
Interpretive description
Research, qualitative
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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