The 4 R’s of Research

 

Maaj Consulting Group’s primary role is to design, conduct and analyze qualitative and quantitative research.

Respect

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Relevance

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Reciprocity

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Responsibility

 

 

 

 

Maaj Consulting Group believes that it is also essential that all research or evaluations are to be conducted referencing the 4 R’s of research: respect, relevance, reciprocity and responsibility (Kirkness & Barnhardt, 1991):

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    Respect is demonstrated toward Aboriginal Peoples’ cultures and communities by valuing their diverse knowledge of health matters and toward health science knowledge that contributes to Aboriginal community health and wellness.

  2. 2.

    Relevance to culture and community is critical for the success of Aboriginal health training and research.

  3. 3.

    Reciprocity is accomplished through a two-way process of learning and research exchange. Both community and university benefit from effective training and research relationships.

  4. 4.

    Responsibility is empowerment and is fostered through active and rigorous engagement and participation.

Our research techniques include:

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    The collection of background information;

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    Literature reviews to collect peer reviewed articles from scientific journals, books or other sources;

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    Briefing notes are used to keep directors or managers informed and up to date about the issues; and

  4. 4.

    Environmental scans are performed to detect trends and events in scientific, technical, economic, social, political or cultural activities, initiatives, programs, strategies or interests.