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art based research
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arts based enquiry
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arts AND qualitative research

Featured Resource

Journal of Applied Arts & Health

Special Issue on Art-Based Research
April 2013, volume 4, issue 1

Click here to read fulltext of articles from this issue

Lesley Faculty:  Michele Forinash, Shaun McNiff

Background Reading

The Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism, and Practice. The Fall 2004 issue was devoted to the topic of Arts Based Research.  Read the articles here online! 

Eisner, E. (2003). On the art and science of qualitative research in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology: Expanding perspectives in methodology and design (pp. 17-29). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/10595-002 (Fulltext Online)

Finley, S. (2003). Arts-based inquiry in QI: Seven years from crisis to guerrilla warfare. Qualitative Inquiry, 9, 218-296. doi:10.1177/1077800402250965 (Fulltext Online)

Piantanida, M., McMahon, P.L., & Garman, N.B. (2003). Sculpting the contours of arts-based educational research within a discourse community. Qualitative Inquiry, 9, 182-191. doi:10.1177/1077800402250928 (Fulltext Online)

Siegesmund, R. (2014). The N of 1 in Arts-Based Research: Reliability and Validity. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 15+. (Fulltext Online)

Bagley, C. (2008). Educational ethnography as performance art: Towards a sensuous feeling and knowing. Qualitative Research, 8, 53-72. doi: 10.1177/1468794107085296 (Fulltext Online)

Taylor, P.G., Wilder, S.O., & Helms, K.R. (2007). "Walking with a ghost": Arts-based research, music videos, and the re-performing body. International Journal of Education and the Arts, 8(7), 1-27. (Fulltext Online)

Simons, H., & McCormack, B. (2007) Integrating arts-based inquiry in evaluation methodology: Opportunities and challenges. Qualitative Inquiry, 13, 292-311. doi:10.1177/1077800406295622 (Fulltext Online)

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