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The story of LSIC: Its all about trust and vision


Martin, KL and Walter, M, The story of LSIC: Its all about trust and vision, Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong: A Longitudinal Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families, Palgrave McMillan, M Walter, KL Martin and G Bodkin-Andrews (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 41-59. ISBN 978-1-137-53435-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1057/978-1-137-53435-4_3


Longitudinal studies rely on participants being willing to be interviewed repeatedly over the length of the study. Standard Western approaches to recruitment and, more critically, retaining participants are not automatically translatable to research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders families, so LSIC needed to establish, build and retain the trust of the parents and carers of young children. In this chapter we tell the story of the shaping events and processes that underpin LSICís design and purposive methodology. As the first of its kind in Australia and internationally, this methodology was ambitious in its aims and vision.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Longitudinal studies, methodology, Aboriginal people, steering committee, Torres Strait Islander, major life event, Indigenous child
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Other Studies in Human Society
Research Field:Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare
UTAS Author:Walter, M (Professor Maggie Walter)
ID Code:121184
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-09-14
Last Modified:2018-05-08

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