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Relativity is the keyword that describes the intersection of indigenous psychology and qualitative approach. The paradigm upheld by qualitative studies appreciates the multiple, subjective realities, which is often blamed as less scientific and less reliable by the hegemonic of quantitative paradigm (positivism). I critically analyzed both the quantity and the quality of qualitative studies published in the Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat: Indonesian Journal of Indigenous Psychology. During 2017–2020, there has been a relatively proportional number of qualitative and quantitative reports. Despite the proportional numbers, there are still many rooms for improvement that is worth noting to enhance the quality of a qualitative study. In this editorial note, I emphasize few arguments that highlight the imperative of integrating critical tradition to shape the meaning and holistic findings of qualitative studies in constructing respondents' reality.


critical tradition indigenous qualitative research kualitatif tradisi kritik ulayat

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Lestari, M. D. (2021). "More than just a verbatim": Enhancing the quality of Indonesian psychological qualitative studies. Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat: Indonesian Journal of Indigenous Psychology, 8(1), 1–5.


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