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Arts-Based Educational Research and Qualitative Inquiry

Walking the Path, 1st Edition

By Thalia M. Mulvihill, Raji Swaminathan


184 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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Arts-Based Educational Research and Qualitative Inquiry introduces novice qualitative researchers, within education and related fields, to arts-based educational research (ABER). Abundant prompts and exercises are provided to help readers apply the concepts and experiment with various applications of the ideas presented.

The authors walk the path with novice researchers offering a variety of approaches to the practice of arts-based methods, while providing a guided overview of ABER, and includes pedagogical features in each chapter. Exercises are designed to assist educational researchers who wish to expand their repertoire of methodologies. The authors also weave into the discussion the possibilities and limitations of many types of arts-based methods while introducing readers to the growing methodological literature. By offering a tapestry of ways to engage the novice researcher the book illustrates that it is not always possible to separate cognitive findings from aesthetic knowing.

This book will help qualitative researchers to expand their methodologies to include arts-based approaches to their projects and by doing so reshape their identities as qualitative researchers. It also offers some evaluative criteria and tool kits for experimenting with various arts and educational research.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview

Chapter 2. Theories and Approaches that Guide Arts-Based Educational Research

Chapter 3. Performance

Chapter 4. Photographic Arts

Chapter 5. Art-making

Chapter 6. Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Chapter 7. Walking, Pedagogical Listening, and Artful Engagements

Chapter 8. Artistry

About the Authors

Thalia M. Mulvihill is Professor of Higher Education and Assistant Provost at Ball State University. She directed two doctoral programs, and graduate certificates in Qualitative Research and University Teaching. She coedits The Teacher Educator, authored five previous qualitative research books, and is the recipient of numerous outstanding teaching, research, and mentoring awards.

Raji Swaminathan is Professor in the Department of Educational Policy & Community Studies in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has authored three books on qualitative research methods. Her research is in the areas of urban schools, creative pedagogies and school leadership within qualitative research.

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