Creative writing in qualitative research

Hardcover - 07 December There is exemplary research using them all, such as the work of Ashlee Cunsolo Willox and her colleagues in Canada 2. Second, if you want to expand your methodological repertoire, you can do so one step at a time.

But the potential — and the risks — of mixing methods are still not understood by most researchers. I went looking online for a book on creative research methods. People often think in terms of gathering data using both quantitative and qualitative methods, but there is so much more scope for mixing, from using different theoretical perspectives to inform the same piece of research to multi-media presentation and dissemination.

Some of these factors are easier to influence than others, and perhaps the easiest is the knowledge factor. It is ideal to support dissertation modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level The editors are leading academics in the field of Creative Writing research and bring together an internationally renowned team of contributors from around the globeChapters include exercises exploring research ideas, helping students put theory into practice.

Literature , Creative Writing. Of course these four areas are not mutually exclusive. Any research project is made up of hundreds or thousands of decisions and each decision holds space for creativity. Creativity is closely linked with problem-solving and with uncertainty, both key elements of research. The method was digital storytelling, developed in week-long workshops which involved discussion, concept maps, interviews, art, music and photography.

The submitted promocode is invalid. As I read, I slowly came to understand that creative research methods could be conceptualised under four broad headings: Ebook - 07 December Surely, I thought, someone must have written one by now.

He is also series editor of Palgrave Javascript is required for this site to function correctly, follow the relevant set of instuction to enable Javascript. They are challenging to implement, requiring more time and other resources than more traditional frameworks for research, but when used well they can indeed transform aspects of our society for the better.

Mort Conclusion Selected Further Reading. E-books have DRM protection on them, which means only the person who purchases and downloads the e-book can access it. One of my favourite examples is that of a mathematician researching hyperbolic geometry, i. Research Methods in Creative Writing Author s: In fact, the arts and research are closely linked, as artists of all kinds use research in support of their work.

In early I was considering how to address a particularly complex research question, and I began to think I might not have enough tools in my methodology box.

References 1 Mumford, D. Creativity Research Journal, Arts-based methods include visual and performative arts, creative writing, music, textile arts and crafts — pretty much any art form can be used in the service of research.

Not every researcher can — or wants to — plan their project diagramatically, gather data from social media, conduct metaphor or life course analysis, and disseminate through a multi-media arts installation.

Creative research methods are often treated as though they are new, yet people have always used creative ways of solving problems. But technological advances offer new opportunities. As researchers, we all use technology, and have done for centuries. These are frameworks designed to reduce power imbalances within the research process and, ideally, to affect structural inequalities more widely. And arts-based methods, like all creative methods, apply to both quantitative and qualitative research.

They worked within a decolonising community-based framework to investigate the effects of climate change on Inuit people in Rigolet, a small settlement in northern Labrador.

Transformative research frameworks include participatory, decolonising, activist and community-based research. Jeri Kroll , Graeme Harper Publisher: Mixed methods is perhaps the most well established area, with dedicated books and journals.

Creativity in research can be stifled by regulations, constraints of time and budget, lack of knowledge, skill, or courage. This is a crucial point: I have always used creative methods in my own research, wherever I was able to do so and it was appropriate for the work in hand. We can now use apps, mash-ups, data visualisations, APIs — though while this proliferation excites some people, it is daunting for others.

Some fear that technology will change their research practice, and it will, though this seems to me not a cause for fear, but for care and thought. To learn more about our e-book service, please refer to our FAQs.

News articles Creative research methods: Newly learned methods may seem very tempting to try out, but it is never good practice to be seduced by an attractive young method when an older, more familiar one would serve you better.

I read over reports of research, in journals and books; about made it into the book, and just over were showcased as examples of creative research. So all research is creative. I searched and searched, until a realisation crept over my skin and into my brain: Creative research methods, particularly en masse, can seem quite intimidating. Hecq Transcultural Writing and Research; G. I recommend her TED talk. All prices are shown excluding VAT. Perhaps more surprisingly, there is also evidence of a close relationship between ethical decision-making and creative thinking 1.

Some research texts write of methods as if they are static and fixed, but this is far from the case. As usual, writing involved reading. Having said that, some research projects are more creative than others.

Practice, Research and Pedagogy. It would be really useful