Qualitative Research Journal: Volume 15 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: Art practice as methodological innovation

Guest Editors: Professor Kate Pahl and Professor Tarquam Mckenna

Understanding experimentation as improvisation in arts research

Anne Douglas, Melehat Nil Gulari

The purpose of this paper is to address the following questions: in what sense does experimentation as improvisation lead to methodological innovation? What are the implications…

When the workshop is working: The role of artists in collaborative research with young people and communities

Helen Graham, Katie Hill, Tessa Holland, Steve Pool

This paper comes from workshop activities and structured reflection by a group of artists and researchers who have been using artistic practice within research projects aimed at…

In the thick of things: drama as a qualitative methodology

Mark Vicars, Tarquam McKenna

The purpose of this paper is to consider how the drama space is a way of inquiry in its own right and as a complex “way of knowing” has a capacity to be a profitable location from…

Seen and unseen: using video data in ethnographic fieldwork

Abigail Hackett, Steve Pool, Jennifer Rowsell, Barsin Aghajan

The purpose of this paper is to report on video making in two different contexts within the Community Arts Zone research project, an international research project concerned with…

Borderlands: traversing spaces between art making and research

Abbey MacDonald, Timothy Moss

The purpose of this paper is to offer a picture of the relationship the researchers perceive between the art and research practices, unravelling the ways the authors shape and…

Co-designing non-hierarchical community arts research: the collaborative stories spiral

Paul Gilchrist, Claire Holmes, Amelia Lee, Niamh Moore, Neil Ravenscroft

The purpose of this paper is to examine the potential and durability of arts practice as research through developing a new approach to arts research that challenges the…


Who owns educational research? Disciplinary conundrums and considerations: A challenge to the funding councils and to education departments

Bethan Marshall, Kate Pahl

– The purpose of this paper is to consider the dynamics of submitting arts-based research in a climate that is dominated, in the UK, by the social sciences.

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