“A method of research in anthropology which involves extended immersion in a culture and participation in its day-to-day activities ... Originally associated with and promoted by Franz Boas and Bronislaw Malinowski. ...Difficulty of negotiating the relationship between participating and observing has been a subject of lengthy debate”.
Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Noongar people, who are
the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Noongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.