ART-BASED RESEARCH / Edition 1

ART-BASED RESEARCH / Edition 1

by Shaun McNiff
     
 

Art therapy and all of the other creative arts therapies have promoted themselves as ways of expressing what cannot be conveyed in conventional language. Why is it that creative arts therapists fail to apply this line of thinking to research? In this exciting and innovative book, Shaun McNiff, one of the field's pioneering educators and authors, breaks new ground in… See more details below

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Art therapy and all of the other creative arts therapies have promoted themselves as ways of expressing what cannot be conveyed in conventional language. Why is it that creative arts therapists fail to apply this line of thinking to research? In this exciting and innovative book, Shaun McNiff, one of the field's pioneering educators and authors, breaks new ground in defining and inspiring art-based research. He illustrates how practitioner-researchers can become involved in art-based inquiries during their educational studies and throughout their careers, and shows how new types of research can be created that resonate with the artistic process. Clearly and cogently expressed, the theoretical arguments are illustrated by numerous case examples, and the final part of the book provides a wealth of ideas and thought provoking questions for research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853026201
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements10
Preface11
ITheoretical Foundations
The Emergence of a New Vision of Research21
From Justification to Creative Inquiry31
Connections to Imaginative Science39
Art's Integration of Empirical and Introspective Inquiries49
Practitioner Research63
IIReview of Art Therapy Research
Breadth of Inquiry85
A Showing of Imagery and Experiences91
Research as a Focus in Art Therapy111
Artistic Knowing in Art Therapy Literature121
An Overview of Research in an Art Therapy Graduate Program135
IIIResearch Ideas
The Method of Discovery145
Practice of Research151
Structure155
Artistic Amplification of Case Studies159
Ideas169
Postscript207
References209
Index219

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