Introduction: showing and feeling community narratives

Gair, Susan, and van Luyn, Ariella (2017) Introduction: showing and feeling community narratives. In: Gair, Susan, and van Luyn, Ariella, (eds.) Sharing Qualitative Research: showing lived experience and community narratives. Routledge Advances in Research Methods, 21 . Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK, pp. 1-9.

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[Extract] Undertaking qualitative research is about making a choice to uphold narratives over numbers. It is about hearing, showing and amplifying narratives because this approach best suits the specific issue researchers want to illuminate. Boundaries concerning what constitutes qualitative research are expanding rapidly, in part due to an embrace of collaborative and arts-based methods. Similarly, doing research with communities has been understood as engaging with participants in their home locality; however, in the age of burgeoning digital networks, 'community' can have infinite configurations and meanings. We understand community to be any collective with similar experiences that together can be considered to make up a community under study. The core essence of arts-based participatory, qualitative research is research with and for such communities, rather than research about them.

Item ID: 46258
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-138-95902-6
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Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 02:30
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