Poetic analysis is an aesthetic and creative representation of qualitative research. Being that poetry is more of an art than a science, it provides an opportunity for both social-scientific and critical researchers to explore their conceptualizations with more fluidity and freedom. Poetic analysis can be defined as a method that creatively constructs data into expressive and artful representations. Essentially, poetic analysis allows the researcher to (re)organize and compose the data with poetic sensibilities. This entry explains the importance of poetic analysis as a different dimension of social-scientific research by understanding the importance of poetic sensibilities, the varied poetic approaches, and possibilities for poetics as a method of data analysis.


Researchers interested in poetic analysis have emerged from several different disciplines, but generally analyze research with a ...

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