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The Value of Indigenous Research for Applied Psychology in Taiwan

Updated: Mar 13

Time: 2024/03/23 (Sat.) 14:00 ~ 17:00

Location: Room N206, Department of Psychology, North Building, National Taiwan University (Online live streaming via Google Meet)

Fee: Student members NT$150, Regular members NT$300, Non-members NT$600 Registration Form

Registration Deadline: 2024/03/15 (Fri.) 23:59


Part 1: Indigenous research: What it is, What it isn’t, and Why it matters. 

This talk explains the meaning of an indigenous approach to psychological research and highlights the value of conceptual development and theoretical construction for applying psychological research in Chinese societies. It also emphasizes the contributions that a Chinese world view can make to the field of psychology. 

Part II: The Connection between Indigenous Research and Qualitative Methods: Drinking, Dining, & KTV for the Workplace.

This talk reviews a series of qualitative studies related to development of workplace guanxi in order to demonstrate the value of solid conceptual and theoretical development of indigenous concepts and the critical role of qualitative research in developing new quantitative measures to assess indigenous concepts for applied research.


Due to limited power outlets in the classroom, all participants are kindly requested to ensure that their electronic devices, such as computers, have sufficient battery power beforehand.


13:45-14:00 Registration

14:00 Workshop begins

14:00-14:05 Speaker Introduction

14:05-15:15 Part 1

15:15-15:25 Take a break

15:25-16:35 Part 2

16:35-16:55 Q & A

16:55-17:00 Group photo and feedback

17:00 Workshop ends


Olwen Bedford, Ph.D.

This event is sponsored by National Science and Technology Council.

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