Who we are
From New Zealand, Cuba, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, four scholars came together to write about an indigenous research methodology. We were excited that calls were being made for the confirmation and acceptance of culturally relevant research methodologies in the Caribbean, grounded in Caribbean peoples, world views and interactions. After many discussions with both academic and non-academic persons on the cultural practices in our respective islands, we were able to embrace liming as a research methodology, simultaneously affirming that ole talk be viewed as an acceptable method for gathering knowledge in a research context.
In addition, our thrust was to allow academic institutions to re-examine the way that research methodologies are taught to students, to enable them to identify and appreciate cultural ways that would lend themselves to a more accurate and truthful sharing of knowledge. In the initial papers that were published as a collective, we used LOT (Liming and Ole Talk) as an acronym for the research approach that we were developing. However, further exploration and analysis of the research approach and as we shared it with Caribbean peoples, we had cause to move away from that abbreviation to a more meaningful, philosophical and cultural positioning. Thus, ‘Liming Methodology’ resonated more with the cultural practices that underpin it as a research strategy.
We are Professor Dr. Camille Nakhid, social scientist at AUT and a Trini by birth; Dr. Anabel Fernandez Santana, Dr. Shakeisha Wilson-Scott-Jamaican social scientist and Dr. Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor, Assistant professor/Psychologist, at the UTT.
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Professor Dr. Camille Nakhid
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Dr. Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Dr. Shakeisha Wilson-Scott
Dr. Anabel Fernandez
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