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Challenges for an indigenous researcher working with young people in Alice Springs

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Volume 35 Issue 6 (Oct 2011)

Abstract: This paper will explore my role as an Indigenous researcher on a project which aims to identify the factors affecting the sexual health and relationship choices of young Indigenous people in Alice Springs. From experience as a researcher, I have found that it is often assumed that because I am Indigenous that I will have automatic entry into the lives of other Indigenous people. My cultural liaison skills are an asset, but significant challenges remain, especially when working with young people, who are a notoriously difficult group to reach (Best, 2007). Compounding this difficulty is the issue of talking about sexual health, especially in an environment where these issues have been repeatedly sensationalised by the media.

To cite this article: Fitz, Joseph. Challenges for an indigenous researcher working with young people in Alice Springs [online]. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 35, No. 6, Oct 2011: 12-13. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=025144120432322;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1037-3403. [cited 14 Feb 16].

Personal Author: Fitz, Joseph; Source: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 35, No. 6, Oct 2011: 12-13 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-3403 Subject: Indigenous peoples--Health and hygiene; Primary health care; Sexually transmitted diseases; Affiliation: (1) Menzies School of Health Research, The Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University

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