Description Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences de Helen Kara:
With foreword by Kenneth J. Gergen and Mary M. Gergen.Creative research methods can help to answer complex contemporary questions, which are hard to answer using traditional methods alone. Creative methods can also be more ethical, helping researchers to address social injustice.This accessible book is the first to identify and examine the four areas of creative research methods: arts-based research, research using technology, mixed-method research and transformative research frameworks. Written in a practical and jargon-free style, with over 100 boxed examples, it offers numerous examples of creative methods in practice, from the social sciences, arts, and humanities around the world. Spanning the gulf between academia and practice, this useful book will inform and inspire researchers by showing readers why, when, and how to use creative methods in their research.
Dr Helen Kara has been an independent social researcher in social care and health since 1999, working with statutory and third sector organisations and partnerships, and is also Associate Research Fellow at the Third Sector Research Centre, Birmingham University. She is on the Board of the UK's Social Research Association, with lead responsibility for research ethics. She also teaches research methods to practitioners and students, writes on research methods and is author of the highly successful Research and evaluation for busy practitioners (Policy Press 2012).