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New insights effectively shared: originality and new knowledge in Creative Arts postgraduate degrees

Robyn Elizabeth Glade-Wright (Creative Arts and Media, James Cook University Cairns Campus , Cairns, Australia)

Qualitative Research Journal

ISSN: 1443-9883

Article publication date: 2 May 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to promote narrative inquiry as a legitimate research approach for artists undertaking postgraduate research higher degrees.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper takes the form of a literature review describing practice-led research. It draws heavily on theories of art to support its claims.

Findings

In creative arts postgraduate research degrees, where the thesis is delivered in the form of artifacts and an exegesis, new knowledge and understandings are produced in two fields. In the first of these two fields, new theoretical knowledge detailing the conceptual basis for the creative work may contribute to the understanding of the purpose and nature of art. The second field of new knowledge involves artifacts as they can enlarge knowledge about what the author feel and know through images that illuminate experiences and understandings of life. The development and delivery of these forms of new knowledge occur in an interdependent manner.

Originality/value

The original contribution of this paper is the manner in which artifacts are shown to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge claims articulated in the exegesis Furthermore, this paper highlights the significance and value of new knowledge and the manner in which this knowledge is effectively shared.

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Citation

Glade-Wright, R.E. (2017), "New insights effectively shared: originality and new knowledge in Creative Arts postgraduate degrees", Qualitative Research Journal, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 89-98. https://doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-04-2016-0023

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