Module 3: Theory & Methods

“Decolonizing research is a process for conducting research with Indigenous communities that places Indigenous voices and ways of knowing in the center of the research process.”

From the Community Resource Handbook by CERi
African farmers working in field with onions and corn

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Explain the role of theory in research
  • Distinguish between methodology and methods
  • Define relevant research methods, including:  surveys, interviews, and focus groups
  • Define community-engaged research and discuss the community as a knowledge site