The Art and Science of Portraiture / Edition 1

The Art and Science of Portraiture / Edition 1

by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Jessica Hoffmann Davis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787910643

ISBN-13: 9780787910648

Pub. Date: 08/11/1997

Publisher: Wiley

Portraiture is a method of inquiry that shares some of the features of other qualitative research methods such as ethnography, case study, and narrative-but it is distinctive in its blAnding of aesthetics and empiricism in an effort to capture the complexity, dynamics, and subtlety of human experience and organizational life. Portraiture first came to prominence in

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Portraiture is a method of inquiry that shares some of the features of other qualitative research methods such as ethnography, case study, and narrative-but it is distinctive in its blAnding of aesthetics and empiricism in an effort to capture the complexity, dynamics, and subtlety of human experience and organizational life. Portraiture first came to prominence in the works of Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, who used it to document the culture of schools, the life stories of individuals, and the relationships among families, communities, and schools.The Art and Science of Portraiture illuminates the origins, purposes, and features of portraiture-placing it within the larger discourse on social science inquiry and mapping it onto the broader terrain of qualitative research. It delineates the processes, methods, and strategies of research design, data collection, and analysis-underscoring the structure and improvisation, the order and the creativity. It also charts the development of the portrait and the shaping of the narrative, blAnding literary principles, artistic resonance, and scientific rigor.A landmark contribution to the field of research methodology and an indispensable resource for the social scientist, this lyric book will also provide general readers with a new and illuminating way of viewing the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787910648
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/11/1997
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. A View of the Whole
2. Perspective Taking
3. On Context
4. On Voice
5. On Relationship
6. On Emergent Themes
7. On Aesthetic Whole

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