1st Edition

Method, Methodology and Research Design in Artistic Research Between Solid Routes and Emergent Pathways

By Falk Hübner Copyright 2024
    198 Pages 38 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    198 Pages 38 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Method, Methodology and Research Design in Artistic Research: Between Solid Routes and Emergent Pathways offers a rich and innovative approach to method, research design and methodology of research in and through the arts. It spans the process from initial research design, ongoing and continuous decisions that need to be made while designing and carrying out research up to the analysis and reflection on this process when finished.

    Drawing on a huge body of experience, examples of renowned artist-researchers in the international field, as well as on contemporary posthumanist philosophy and methodological literature in the humanities and social sciences in particular, the conceptual core of the book is the author's Common Ground model for research design: Hübner suggests a flexible approach both for the overall research design as well as for the from-scratch design of distinct methods. This means in particular to provide space for the unknown, and for the occasional messiness of research in and through the arts; the book provides a thorough exploration of the emergent aspects and unforeseen paths that come up during a research trajectory.

    Transdisciplinary in scope, this is not just a book "about", but "to work with" methodology, supporting both seasoned and early career researchers, as well as supervisors in graduate, post graduate and doctoral education contexts.

    1. Introduction  Interlude 1. Terminology: Method, Strategy, Methodology  2. How Ethics Are Everywhere - And What This Actually Means  3. In the Centre of the Orbits - Crafting Methods  Interlude 2. Preparation  4. Connecting the Orbits - The Common Ground Model Completed  5. Emergence Emerging  6. Towards A  Conclusion? Opening Up Methodology (even more)  Appendix: Designing through Questions


    Falk Hübner is professor of Artistic Connective Practices at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Academy of the Arts in Tilburg, The Netherlands. He has a background as a composer, theatre maker, researcher and educator. He conducted a post doctoral research on artistic research methodology and ethics.

    "After using a text by Falk Hübner “Against Method – Common Ground” (2020) several times when teaching doctoral candidates I’m excited to engage with a whole book on the topic of method and research design for artist researchers. Most of them have found it very useful to think of a research project as something that you can design yourself rather than simply follow standard prescriptions." -- Annette Arlander, Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland