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Challenges in research in tribal communities

Shelley Saha

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2004.060


It must have been difficult to work with a tribal community as Mr Rajan Patil has. The questions he asks are valid and tricky to resolve or reach a consensus on. The researcher’s willingness to speak on these problems in the public domain must be appreciated; such dilemmas are often not even acknowledged publicly, let alone discussions being generated around them. However, the presentation also indicates that steps could have been taken to make this research ethically more sound. The following issues emerge.

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