ERIC Number: ED388532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Research Methods & Practices for the Classroom Art Teacher. A Juried Research Presentation Given at the National Art Education Conference (Houston, Texas, 1995).
La Pierre, Sharon D.; Diket, Read M.
This document includes two presentations on research methods appropriate to research questions involving art classroom settings. "The Nuts and Bolts of Basic Research" (Read M. Diket) outlines the classification systems of research and establishes their basis in purpose and method. Systems represented are: (1) historical research; (2) descriptive research; (3) ethnographic research; (4) correlation research; (5) causal-comparative research; and (6) experimental research. Sharon D. LaPierre indicates that there is a unique knowledge base found in the arts that can be described as domain specific. Domain specific knowledge is that which is unique to the artistic process, such as the thinking and learning processes involved in the creating of art. This affects the way research is described, interpreted, or presented, and requires appropriate research methods to help art teachers evaluate and assess more effectively. Le Pierre's contribution, "Domain Specific Knowledge and Research Methods", presents research methods that can be integrated into the classroom setting in order to discover, uncover, or disclose. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
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