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