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Arts Based Research is ideal for students, researchers, and practitioners. This unique book provides a framework for broadening the domain of qualitative inquiry in the social sciences by incorporating the arts as a means of better understanding and rethinking important social issues. In the book's 10 thought-provoking chapters, authors Tom Barone and Elliot W. Eisner--pioneers in the field--address key aspects of arts based research, including its purpose and fundamental ideas, controversies that surround the field and the politics and ethics involved, and key criteria for evaluation.

Arts Based Research Example I: Notes from a Marine Biologist's Daughter: On the Art and Science of Attention*

Arts Based Research Example II: Broken & Buried in Arkansas: A Nonfiction Short Story*
Arts based research example II: Broken & buried in Arkansas: A nonfiction short story
SabrinaCase, Doctoral Student University of Oregon, Eugene
The Beginning

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