The Listening Guide method of (or voice-centered relational approach to) data analysis was developed to center marginalized voices in research, and this article outlines its use within the context of a research project with queer Métis youth. I explore this method as part of a Métis research paradigm, and walk through the process of analysis using this method, including outlining and explaining the process of listening for the plot, for the I voice, and for contrapuntal voices. This article adds to the development of the Listening Guide as a method and as part of an Indigenous research methodology.
Treating Voices Carefully: Using a Voice-Centered Relational Approach in Research With Queer Métis Youth
Lucy Fowler is a two-spirit Métis woman, born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her family were Sinclairs, Cummings, Prudens, some of whom took scrip in St Andrews, and she also has other family and ancestors from Red River, Oxford House, Norway House, and Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, and settler family from Ireland and the Orkney Islands. Lucy is a community organizer and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, with a research and teaching focus on Métis youth identity, Indigenous education, queer theory, and youth cultures.
Lucy Fowler; Treating Voices Carefully: Using a Voice-Centered Relational Approach in Research With Queer Métis Youth. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 September 2023; 12 (3): 72–97. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2023.12.3.72
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