Playbuilding as Qualitative Research: A Participatory Arts-Based Approach, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Playbuilding as Qualitative Research

A Participatory Arts-Based Approach, 1st Edition

By Joe Norris


272 pages

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Paperback: 9781598744774
pub: 2010-01-01
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pub: 2010-01-01
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This book is for both art-based researchers and research-informed artists, exploring the theatrical genre known as Collective Creation, or Playbuilding. Performers generate data around chosen topics— from addiction and sexuality to qualitative research—by compiling scenes from their disparate voices. Audience members become involved in the investigation, and the performed scenes do not end the conversation but challenge and extend it. Through discussion and audience participation, the process examines how knowledge is defined and how data is mediated.

About the Series

Developing Qualitative Inquiry

Books in the Developing Qualitative Inquiry series, written by leaders in qualitative inquiry, address important topics in qualitative methods. Targeted to a broad multi-disciplinary readership, the books are inteded for mid-level to advanced researchers and advanced students. The series forwards the field of qualitative inquiry by describing new methods or developing particular aspects of established methods.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology