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Interdisciplinary Studies

Research Methodology Definitions

Research methodology is the specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, process, and analyze information about a topic. In a research paper, the methodology section allows the reader to critically evaluate a study’s overall validity and reliability. The methodology section answers two main questions: How was the data collected or generated? How was it analyzed? 

A basic guide to Research Methodologies: Using Research Instruments: A Guide for Researchers


Decolonizing Research Methodologies

Indigenous Scholar Sean Wilson states that:  "An Indigenous paradigm comes from the fundamental belief that knowledge is relational, is shared with all creation, and therefore can not be owned or discovered. Indigenous research methods should reflect these beliefs and the obligations they imply."

Article by Sean Wilson: What is an Indigenous Research Methodology