• Summary
  • Contents
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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.

Who Can Do Arts Based Research?
Who can do arts based research?

In this chapter, we turn to the question of who can be an arts based researcher. This question identifies a point of contention in the field of arts based research and is related to a number of secondary questions. Among these are the following:

Can anyone who so desires do arts based research? Is arts based research solely a domain of those who are already formally trained in an area of the arts—that is, professional novelists, painters, poets, photographers, etc? Does one need to be an academic, or professional researcher, to do arts based research—that is, someone who has been formally educated in a research program within a field in the humanities, social sciences, or ...

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