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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.

Yes, but is it Research?
Yes, but is it research?

One of the questions that many people ask when examining arts based research is Yes, but is it research? They often go on to say that such work might be an example of inquiry but not of research. Indeed, we sometimes ask ourselves if it wouldn't be a lot easier if we talked about arts based inquiry rather than arts based research? Obviously we have chosen to walk the latter route rather than the former one. There are a couple of reasons for this. In the first place, the term research has a cache that in important ways defines the status of an enterprise. Research, admittedly, has a scientific ring to it. Surely, some still assume, ...

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