139 7 Online and remote research methods Following the previous chapter’s focus on face-to-face research methods, this chapter now focuses on research involving no direct face-to-face interaction with participants, such as methods conducted via email, the web, online video, phone or SMS. This chapter looks at some of the challenges and benefits of collecting data asynchronously or using technology that bridges the physical distance between the researcher and participant. It begins by giving general information about digital accessibility that is common
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Creative research methods can help to answer complex contemporary questions, which are hard to answer using traditional methods alone. Creative methods can also be more ethical, helping researchers to address social injustice.
This accessible book is the first to identify and examine the four areas of creative research methods: arts-based research, research using technology, mixed-method research and transformative research frameworks. Written in a practical and jargon-free style, with over 100 boxed examples, it offers numerous examples of creative methods in practice, from the social sciences, arts, and humanities around the world. Spanning the gulf between academia and practice, this useful book will inform and inspire researchers by showing readers why, when, and how to use creative methods in their research.
23 2 Creative research methods in practice Chapter summary This chapter gives a more in-depth introduction to arts-based research, embodied research, multi-modal research and research using technology. It also introduces autoethnography, which can include all four approaches. The aim is to show some of the opportunities offered by these methods, as well as some of the challenges they present in practice. Introduction In the arts, the creative and the scholarly are often one and the same (Krauth and Nash 2019: 283), and this is also often the case in research
19 TWO Creative research methods in practice Introduction This chapter gives a more in-depth introduction to arts-based research, mixed-methods research, and research using technology. It also introduces autoethnography, which can include all three approaches. The aim is to show some of the opportunities offered by these methods, as well as some of the challenges they present in practice. But first, to put the topic in context, we will briefly review the history of creative research methods and make some relevant points about good practice in creative
159 10 Where to next with creative research methods Chapter summary In this concluding chapter we illuminate our vision and how the text we have created is a starting point to inspire you, as educators, to work with creative methods across all stages of research. This book demonstrates how creative research methods can be used in education contexts, taking a broad definition of education to include formal and informal education across the life course. We connect with the notions that your learning will be forever continuing and, no matter the stage you
61 4 Creative research methods and ethics Chapter summary This chapter begins with a brief review of some Euro-Western theories of ethics: deontology and consequentialism, virtue ethics and value ethics, ethics of justice and ethics of care. Then it outlines the Indigenous approach to research ethics before considering the ethics of research governance. A discussion follows of some ways to manage ethical problems in research, and an overview of ethical issues in practice in arts-based, embodied and multi-modal research, research using technology and
35 THREE Creative research methods and ethics Introduction Ethical considerations need to permeate the whole of the research process. Ethical issues in research are most often thought of in terms of data gathering and risk of harm to participants, perhaps because historically that is where most harm has been done in notorious studies such as the Tuskegee syphilis experiments and Stanley Milgram’s studies of obedience (Iphofen 2011: 53). However, ethics should underpin every single step of research, from the first germ of an idea to the last act after
15 2 RESEARCH METHODS This chapter presents the methodology of this study and the rationale for using in-depth interviews when researching Islamophobia. It highlights the core epistemological and methodological assumptions that characterise qualitative research. Also, it discusses the practicalities of the present methodology, including developing the interview guide, establishing rapport and trust with participants, and analysing the research data using the principles of grounded theory. This is followed by a discussion of reflexivity, which outlines how