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ERIC Number: EJ1099631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr-14
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1529-8094
How I Learned to Swim: The Visual Journal as a Companion to Creative Inquiry
Scott Shields, Sara
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v17 n8 Apr 2016
In this paper, I discuss my engagement with a visual journal as a companion to creative research practice during my dissertation research. Grounded in arts based research methodologies; I explore visual journals in relationship to research, reflection and analytic processes. I begin with a discussion of the visual journal as an artifact of qualitative thought, including its epistemological, theoretical, and methodological undercurrents. Next, through a series of visual journal examples, I discuss how this methodological engagement influenced my research trajectory. I close the paper with a discussion of the implications for using a visual journal in research and offer suggestions for how to start your own creative research endeavors.
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Language: English
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