Liming and ole talk: foundations for and characteristics of a culturally relevant Caribbean methodology


participatory research
Caribbean methodologies
decolonizing methodologies
coloniality of knowledge
ole talk


In this paper, the authors argue that Caribbean practices used in research more accurately enable a process of knowledge construc-
tion that is consistent with how we think, live and feel as Caribbean subjects about issues that concern us. This allows for participants and researchers to draw on their cultural and communicative strengths to reflect about topics of relevance to their community. Caribbean diversity in terms of population, culture, ethnicities and language needs to be considered in the articulation of culturally relevant methodologies in the region. Through an examination of empirical data, we have endeavoured to show that Liming and Ole Talk can be utilised widely across the region for research purposes.



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