Abstract

For graduate students, learning about research is often confusing and mysterious and, as a result, anxiety producing. This paper explores our experiences of using the arts and embodied creative activities to help novice researchers understand the nature of knowledge and to engage with some of the fundamentals of research, such as epistemological and ontological claims underpinning different methodologies, and in the collection and analysis of data. We suggest using arts-based pedagogical approaches provides an alternative to hyper-rationalist ways of teaching qualitative research.

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Synchronized Swimming: Arts-based Approaches to Teaching Novice Researchers

For graduate students, learning about research is often confusing and mysterious and, as a result, anxiety producing. This paper explores our experiences of using the arts and embodied creative activities to help novice researchers understand the nature of knowledge and to engage with some of the fundamentals of research, such as epistemological and ontological claims underpinning different methodologies, and in the collection and analysis of data. We suggest using arts-based pedagogical approaches provides an alternative to hyper-rationalist ways of teaching qualitative research.