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Who is Research Serving? A Systematic Realist Review of Circumpolar Environment-Related Indigenous Health Literature

2018

Jones, J., Cunsolo, A., & Harper, S.L

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Indigenous populations are no longer simply research subjects and have become leaders and consumers of environmental health research; however, the degree to which peer-reviewed Indigenous environmental health research serves the needs of Indigenous communities, governments, and organizations in the Circumpolar North is less certain. This article reports findings from a modified systematic-realist review of the literature to examine this question. The review found that while there was a significant increase in the reporting of participatory, community-based methods over time, the proportion of articles reporting community-engagement varied depending on the type of study and research topic and tudies, most articles did not clearly report how the results were shared with community. This raises questions about whether researchers should be obligated to describe how their environmental health research serves northern Indigenous communities.

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Who is Research Serving? A Systematic Realist Review of Circumpolar Environment-Related Indigenous Health Literature.

Jones, J., Cunsolo, A., & Harper, S.L. (2018). Who is research serving? A systematic realist review of circumpolar environment-related Indigenous health literature. PLoS ONE, 13(5), DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0196090

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