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Culturally Relevant & Ethical Research

Given the historical complexity of research with marginalized communities, researchers must consider unique ethical and culturally relevant guidelines to build trust and partnership with tribal communities. This section explores these issues in greater depth.

Research with Immigrant & Refugee Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Njie-Carr, V., Sabri, B., Messing, J. T., Ward-Lasher, A., Johnson-Agbakwu, C. E., McKinley, C., Campion, N., Childress, S., Arscott, J., & Campbell, J. (2021). Methodological and Ethical Considerations in Research With Immigrant and Refugee Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(19-20), NP10790–NP10808. PMC7089841

Harmony Among Indigenous & Mainstream Research Paradigms

Burnette, C. E. & Billiot, S. (2015). Reaching harmony across Indigenous and mainstream research paradigms: An emergent narrative. Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 4(1), 1-15.

Trust Development with Indigenous Communities in the U.S.

Burnette, C. E., & Sanders, S. (2014). Trust development in research with Indigenous communities in the United States. The Qualitative Report, 19(44), 1-19. Retrieved from

A Toolkit for Ethical & Culturally Sensitive Research

Burnette, C. E., Sanders, S., Butcher, H. K., & Rand, J. T. (2014). A toolkit for ethical and culturally sensitive research: An application with Indigenous communities. Ethics and Social Welfare, 8(4), 364-382.

Opportunity for Social Work Researchers: Educational Loan Debt

Burnette, C. E. & McCleary, Jennifer S. (2014). An opportunity for social work researchers: Climbing out of educational loan debt. Research on Social Work Practice, 24(4), 491-494.

Lived Experiences of Research with Indigenous Communities

Burnette, C.E., Sanders, S., Butcher, H., & Salois, E. M. (2011). Illuminating the lived experiences of research with Indigenous communities.  Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 20(4), 275-296.

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