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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.

What are Some Criteria for Assessing Arts Based Research?
What are some criteria for assessing arts based research?

We turn now to the assessment or appraisal of arts based research. In order to appraise the degree to which a piece of arts based research is a success, and therefore worth sharing with members of an audience, we must return momentarily to the discussion regarding the meaning of success in relation to arts based research. What constitutes success in arts based research? We have argued that a good piece of arts based research succeeds in enticing a reader or viewer into taking another look at dimensions of the social world that had come to be taken for granted. This may result in a surprise for the viewer ...

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