Sukula, S. K. (2005). Indigenous database development in Indian research and development library and information centres. Online Information Review, 29(2), 193–207.
the Indian user seldom ﬁnds indigenous information in international databases [and] global databases are often biased towards Western publishing (2005, p. 194)
Positivistic research is often silent because it conceives itself as ``scientific'': the only valid approach" (Hjørland, 2000, p. 526)
to nurture and develop potential [indigenous] databases, and facilitate increased user access(2005, p.194)
- To study the development and maintenance of indigenous databases.
- To discover indigenous database marketing practices.
- To assess database quality and impact on library and information services.
- To discover the possibilities for database use in an Indian context.
Godbold, N. (2009). User-Centred Design vs. “Good” Data Base Design Principles: a Case Study, Creating Knowledge Repositories for Indigenous Australians. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 40(2), 116–131. https://doi.org/10.1080/00048623.2009.10721390
[creating a database shell for] clans to independently record their own traditional knowledge in the context of their unique knowledge system(2009, p. 117)
Subjectivist / transactional
results of the investigation are a product of interaction between the subject and the investigator(Pickard, 2012, p. 7)
Driven by applied research:
[reflect on the process of] creating a robust, flexible, searchable infrastructure to support the archiving and ongoing use of the traditional knowledge being gathered by indigenous community members(2009, p. 117)
[action research is] an interventionist approach to research taken with the explicit intention of improving practice, and understanding that practice and the situation in which it takes place(Pickard, 2012, p. 158)
|Methods||Descriptive survey||Action research|
|Instruments||Questionnaire, interviews||Reflection, dialogue, meetings, usability test|
|Ethics||Objectively fine||Hopefully fine|