Engaging with arts-based research: a story in three parts

Douglas, Kitrina and Carless, David (2018) Engaging with arts-based research: a story in three parts. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 15 (2-3). pp. 156-172. ISSN 1478-0887

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Qualitative psychology researchers of today face numerous practical, ethical, political and theoretical challenges. We have often asked ourselves how we might respond to these multiple and complex challenges. On our evolving research journeys, we have found that arts-based methodologies offer one effective response. We explore here our experiences of doing arts-based research in psychological contexts, by sharing and reflecting on three short stories. The stories illustrate how each arts-based project has required of us three distinct waves of engagement: interdependent engagement with people and place, aesthetic engagement with sense making processes, and emotional engagement with – and of – audiences. We use the story form to evoke each wave of engagement because it allows us to communicate the qualities of that engagement without finalising, foreclosing or restricting the variety of ways arts-based research might be conducted.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1080/14780887.2018.1429843
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis which appeared in Qualitative Research in Psychology in the accepted form on 26 January 2018 and then in the final published form on 15 February 2018, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14780887.2018.1429843.
Keywords: Arts-based research, creativity, critical psychology, filmmaking, qualitative research methods, music, narrative, performative research, songwriting
Subjects: Performing arts
Social sciences
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Depositing User: Kitrina Douglas
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2020 17:50
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:12
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6810


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