An online guide that provides historical and contextual understanding of knowledge production and the role of Higher Education Institutions in colonial practices, written by PhD researchers, for PhD researchers.
- If creating web domain or site to host – skills for web design and technical support.
- If linking to or reusing content – limited or no resource required.
Available evidence of impact:
- Usage and page views.
- Social media mentions.
- Quotes from students and staff internally and externally.
Links to available resources:
- Challenging colonial practices in research: A guide for PhD researchers
- Challenging colonial practices in research: How to use this guide
- Guide to Challenging Coloniality – Resources (google.com)
Implementation and potential challenges:
- Graduate school/department approval.
- Adoption as university-wide procedure may take extensive time and administrative input.
- Potential supervisor training to ensure the value of resource is known and understood.
How to Use:
- Resource could be provided to all PhD students, not only those studying Sociology, by prospective supervisors prior to commencement of research.
- Introductory training session for new PhD researchers could also be framed around the ‘Questions for researchers to reflect on’, for example, ‘How have the methodologies that I use been structured by imperialism?’
- Useful for thesis examiners to reflect on the content they are assessing.
Guide when used to be cited as: Sze, J.S., Cosmopolis, C., Hubbard, E.R.C., Mani, S., and Wang, M.M.H. 2022. Challenging Colonial Practices in Research: A Guide for PhD Researchers.