PADM 5715 F - Policy Research and Evaluation for Indigenous Policy and Administration

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Policy research and program evaluation; applied research ethics, cultural and community protocols, legal frameworks, formulation of research problems, research design, and techniques for collecting and managing community-based and other data; research methodologies of specific Indigenous nations and peoples, and scholarly debates about epistemology and practice.

Researchers, leaders, managers and staff of Indigenous, public sector, private sector and non-governmental organizations - as well as all citizens - rely upon shared knowledge for making decisions, identifying methods of acting on decisions, and assessing how those methods are working. This course explores some of the ways in which knowledge pertinent to these matters can be developed. It is thus a course in applied research for public policy decision-making and program design, appropriate to the field of Indigenous policy and administration. It complements what you will be learning in PADM5714: Financial Management in First Nation, Métis and Inuit Governments and Organizations.

CRN for section F: 34391

Instructor: Frances Abele

Frances Abele

About the instructor: Frances Abele is a professor of public policy and administration at Carleton University, academic director of the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, fellow of the Centre for Governance and Public Management, and research fellow at the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

She is an adjunct professor in the doctoral program in Indigenous studies at Trent University. Dr. Abele is a former director of the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton. From 1992-96, she was seconded to the research directorate at the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, where she was responsible for research and policy on the North and some of the commission’s work on governance.

Dr. Abele is a former director of the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton. During1992-96, she was seconded to the research directorate at the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, where she was responsible for research and policy on the North and some of the Commission’s work on governance.

A political scientist born in Alberta, Dr. Abele attended the University of Calgary, University of Toronto and York University. She has worked with Indigenous peoples all over Canada and in some parts of the circumpolar Arctic for most of her career. Her research has focused on northern economic and political development, Aboriginal self-government, policy and programs important to Aboriginal people living in cities, policy and program evaluation, qualitative research and citizen engagement. Besides her academic publications, Dr. Abele has published research reports with the National Centre for First Nations Governance, Canadian Policy Research Networks, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. She is currently a member of the editorial boards of three academic journals: Arctic, Aboriginal Policy Studies, and Canadian Public Administration.

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