- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Historical Overview of Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences
- The History of Historical-Comparative Methods in Sociology
- The Centrality of Ethics in Qualitative Research
- Philosophical Approaches to Qualitative Research
- Applied Interpretive Approaches
- The Grounded Theory Method
- Feminist Qualitative Research: Toward Transformation of Science and Society
- Critical Approaches to Qualitative Research
- Decolonizing Research Practice: Indigenous Methodologies, Aboriginal Methods, and Knowledge/Knowing
- Practicing Narrative Inquiry
- The Purposes, Practices, and Principles of Autoethnographic Research
- Unstructured and Semi-Structured Interviewing
- Oral History Interviewing: Issues and Possibilities
- Focus Group Research: Retrospect and Prospect
- Museum Studies
- Content Analysis
- Photography as a Research Method
- Arts-Based Research Practice: Merging Social Research and the Creative Arts
- Qualitative Approaches in Internet-Mediated Research: Opportunities, Issues, Possibilities
- Case Study Research: In-Depth Understanding in Context
- Program Evaluation
- Community-Based Research: Understanding the Principles, Practices, Challenges, and Rationale
- Lineages: A Past, Present, and Future of Participatory Action Research
- Qualitative Disaster Research
- Conducting Mixed Methods Research: Using Dialectical Pluralism and Social Psychological Strategies
- Coding and Analysis Strategies
- Computer-Assisted Analysis of Qualitative Research
- Interpretation Strategies: Appropriate Concepts
- Writing Up Qualitative Research
- Evaluating Qualitative Research
- The Politics of Research
- A Brief Statement on the Public and the Future of Qualitative Research
Abstract and Keywords
Arts-based research (ABR) is a rapidly growing methodological genre. ABR adapts the tenets of the creative arts in social research in order to make that research publicly accessible, evocative, and engaged. This chapter provides a retrospective and prospective overview of the field, including a review of some of the pioneers of ABR, methodological principles, robust examples of ABR within different artistic genres, assessment criteria, and the future of the field.
Gioia Chilton, MA, ATR-BC is a Ph.D. Candidate in Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, PA. As a recipient of the prestigious Drexel University Provost Fellowship, she is currently conducting innovative arts-based research into the artistic expression of positive emotions. Gioia is adjunct faculty at the George Washington University’s Graduate Art Therapy Program and at Marymount University. A registered and board certified art therapist with 20 years of experience, Gioia has conducted art therapy with those experiencing chronic mental illness, adolescents in foster care, and with children experiencing emotional disorders, throughout the culturally diverse Washington, DC area. Gioia is a past president of the Potomac Art Therapy Association and served as National Conference Chair for the American Art Therapy Association. In 2010, she co-founded Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC, a NBCC-approved continuing education provider of interactive art-based trainings on authentic happiness (www.creativewellbeingworkshops.com). She has authored numerous articles on art therapy practice and education, art therapy and positive psychology, and arts-based research, and has presented on these topics nationally. Gioia’s artistic practice involves mixed media on paper and collaborative projects such as altered books.
Patricia Leavy, PhD, is a leading researcher, acclaimed author and public speaker. She has published a dozen non-fiction books including the best-seller Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice, Essentials of Transdisciplinary Research: Using Problem-Centered Methodologies, Fiction as Research Practice and Oral History: Understanding Qualitative Research as well as two academic novels, American Circumstance and Low-Fat Love. She is the editor for four book series, is frequently called on by the media, has appeared on national television and radio, and is a blogger for The Huffington Post. The New England Sociological Association named Leavy the 2010 New England Sociologist of the Year and she has been nominated for a lifetime achievement award by the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry and a Special Achievement award by the American Creativity Association.
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