Self-Reflexivity and the Creative Voice: Issues of Transgression Identified with Participant Ethnographic Research in Art and Design Education

Reardon, A. (2012) Self-Reflexivity and the Creative Voice: Issues of Transgression Identified with Participant Ethnographic Research in Art and Design Education. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 31 (2). pp. 127-139. ISSN 14768062 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This article shares my experience as a doctoral student researching within the domain of art and design education. This is a professional doctorate bringing together my experience as an educator and that of researcher where boundaries between education and social science research disciplines cross. My research paradigm is situated within critical theory. It is an interpretive hermeneutic study where I am cast as a participant ethnographer. At the time of writing I wanted to make known the issues and tensions that I encountered with research protocols, such as permissions mechanisms and ethical gatekeepers. These tensions I still perceive as confining, but more significantly, I realise that knowing and understanding research methodology is key to achieving creative and unpredictable research practice. This article is, therefore, focused on my journey to discover a research methodology that enables me to use a creative voice. By this I mean a method by which I can develop a writing style that articulates my practice that enables me in the construction and reporting of my research analysis to fully capitalise on my reflexive self. I have referenced papers produced by others at the time of writing their doctoral thesis and have found this enlightening. This is my contribution. © 2012 The Author. iJADE © 2012 NSEAD/Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creativity, Methodology, Protocols, Reflexivity, Text, Voice
Subjects: W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA25: Education
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Creativities
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 15:58
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2017 15:58
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2263

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