Pātai/ Questions:

Q: What is Whānau Ora research?
A: The Whānau Ora approach is unique because it:

  • Recognises a collective entity,
  • Endorses a group capacity for self-determination,
  • Has an inter-generational dynamic,
  • Is built on a Māori cultural foundation,
  • Asserts a positive role for whānau within society and can be applied across a wide range of social and economic sectors.

Action research, co-creation, participatory research, community-led research, and other forms of evaluation can utilise whanau ora approaches for design, data, analysis, building evidence and dissemination of results for programmes, funding and community practice.

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