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Visualizing pasts, futures and the present: how can creative research methods enable reflection, reflexivity and imagination?

Mannay, Dawn 2021. Visualizing pasts, futures and the present: how can creative research methods enable reflection, reflexivity and imagination? In: Clift, Bryan, Gore, Julie, Gustafsson, Stefanie, Bekker, Sheree, Costas Batlle, Ioannis and Hatchard, Jenny eds. Temporality in qualitative inquiry: theories, methods and practices, Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 127-141.

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Abstract

In a reflexive biography of my work, employing creative methods, this chapter explores the temporal aspects of these approaches. The chapter draws on a number of qualitative research studies to consider techniques that can be useful for exploring different temporalities from the perspective of the present. It discusses the use of timelines, photo elicitation, collage, drawing, written narratives, and sandboxing, and outlines the ways in which diverse approaches can engender a focus across times. It explores the usefulness of timelines for structuring past experiences, the utility of drawing to encourage defamiliarisation from the mundane aspects of everyday life, and how narratives can elicit the imagination of a future self. The chapter reflects on the practical aspects of applying creative methods, and their affordances for unpacking the temporal aspects of qualitative inquiry.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creative methods, qualitative methods, sandboxing, timelines, visual methods
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780367538514
Funders: Wellcome Trust, ESRC
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2021 11:00
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/137829

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