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ERIC Number: EJ844906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0194-472X
Aesthetic Forms of Data Representation in Qualitative Family Therapy Research
Piercy, Fred P.; Benson, Kristen
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v31 n1 p107-119 Jan 2005
In this article we provide a rationale for using alternative, aesthetic methods of qualitative representation (e.g., creative writing, art, music, performance, poetry) in qualitative family therapy research. We also provide illustrative examples of methods that bring findings to life, and involve the audience in reflecting on their meaning. One problem with such forms of data representation has been that, until recently, there have not been standards with which to evaluate them. We summarize evolving standards and explain when the forms are appropriate and when they are not. We also address issues of legitimacy and conflicting standards held by others.
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Language: English
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