Art-based Research Methodology

Description: This course explores the concept and practice of arts-related research as a major qualitative research approach that brings together artistic creativity and scholarly inquiry. It aims to introduce students to various forms of arts-based research methods (e.g. narrative, performative or visual forms of inquiry) by examining their theoretical foundations and providing practical experience for integrating artistic expression in a scholarly research context. Comprehending and communicating human experience while producing cultural work lies at the core of this course

Keywords:. artistic research, methodology, autoethnography, photovoice, Cinéma-Vérité, ethnodrama

Objectives (hour):

1. What is Arts-Based Research? – Bias & Ethics

2. Data Collection Methods in the Arts – Data Analysis, Interpretation & Representation

3. Autoethnography

4. Photovoice

5. Cinéma-Vérité and Direct Cinema

6. Ethnodrama

7. Panel discussion

Prerequisites/advisable prior knowledge: n/a.

Evaluation feedback:. panel discussion where participants will be evaluated by the instructor and attending students with main criteria their communication skills, active participation and initiative for critical and creative thinking.

Recommended reading list:

Barone, Tom and Elliot W. Eisner. (2012). Arts-Based Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, Inc.
Leavy, P. (2009). Art meets method: Arts-based research practice. New York: Guilford Press.
Knowles, Gary and Cole, Ardra. (2008). Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Recommended viewing list:

Chronique d'un été / Chronicle of a Summer (Edgar Morin & Jean Rouch, 1961)
Titicut Follies (1967, Frederick Wiseman)
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (Zana Briski & Ross Kauffman, 2004)

Instructor: Maria Chalkou


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