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ERIC Number: EJ800303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Madhubani Art: A Journey of an Education Researcher Seeking Self-Development Answers through Art and Self-Study
Mittapalli, Kavita; Samaras, Anastasia P.
Qualitative Report, v13 n2 p244-261 Jun 2008
This study is situated within a self-study research methods course to scaffold doctoral students' explorations of the intersections of their culture, and research interests using arts as a tool. Embracing the arts as a research method, the first author painted a self-portrait using the vibrant colors of Madhubani art which holds cultural significance to her. She utilized Blumer's (1986) and Mead's (1934) theory of symbolic interactionism to explain the process of her self-development as a researcher. Combining her self-portrait with an earlier research study proved valuable as a conduit for understanding and interpreting her work as a research methodologist. This study is valuable to others interested in studying their practice and research identity through an arts-based research method. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 3 charts.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A