Wai Research uses a range of approaches to undertake investigations which advance the aspirations of our community. Kaupapa Māori research methods are central to this approach, but so too are principles which are informed by the needs of Urban Māori and which allow us to undertake research which is consistent with expectations and realities of our community.
We have developed five Kaupapa Waipareira research principles to support this approach. These have been developed in consultation with our community and on the basis of previous research findings. They are used to guide and inform our research activity and are incorporated into the design of all our research programmes. They include: