Research Seminar - Professor James Cox

Event Name
Research Seminar - Professor James Cox
3 April 2018
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Parramatta Campus

Address (Room): Parramatta City Campus PC-01.6.53

Tuesday 3 April 2018 3.00pm to 5.00pm Parramatta City Campus PC-01.6.53 This seminar takes its lead from the fact that researchers in Australia immediately are confronted by the extreme secrecy maintained by Indigenous peoples concerning their ancient songs, ceremonies, sacred objects and religious protocols. This fact raises issues about rights to the possession of knowledge and the power associated with its dissemination. Reporting data obtained from the field and interpreting the results, particularly when the societies studied severely restrict access to local knowledge, impose ethical constraints that have severe ramifications for empirical studies and the reliability of research conclusions. After considering selected case studies, this seminar will involve participants in discussions about how to treat sensitive information obtained from research. This not only affects scholars working in Australia, but is of critical importance for those conducting field studies in a wide range of contexts.

Speakers: Professor James Cox

Name: Chantelle Young

Phone: 9772 6743

School / Department: 9772 6743