Art-based Research

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998 - Art - 222 pages
In this book, Shaun McNiff, one of the field's pioneering educators and authors, breaks new ground in defining and inspiring art-based research. He illustrates how practitioner-researchers can become involved in art-based inquiries during their educational studies and throughout their careers, and shows how new types of research can be created that resonate with the artistic process. Clearly and cogently expressed, the theoretical arguments are illustrated by numerous case examples, and the final part of the book provides a wealth of ideas and thought provoking questions for research.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
10
From Justification to Creative Inquiry
31
Arts Integration of Empirical and Introspective
49
Practitioner Research
63
Breadth of Inquiry
85
Research as a Focus in Art Therapy
111
An Overview of Research in an Art Therapy
135
The Method of Discovery
145
Artistic Amplification of Case Studies
159
Postscript
207
Index
219
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About the author (1998)

Shaun McNiff PhD, ATR is the Provost and Dean of Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. An internationally-renowned figure in the creative arts therapies, he has written many critically-acclaimed books including Art as Medicine: Creating a Therapy of the Imagination, Educating the Creative Arts Therapist and Depth Psychology of Art. Dr McNiff has been honoured on many occasions for his pioneering contributions to the creative arts therapy field, and he is the 1997 recipient of the America Art Therapy Association's Honorary Life Member Award.

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