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Drawing as a research method

Hurdley, Rachel ORCID: 2019. Drawing as a research method. Atkinson, Paul, Delamont, Sara, Cernat, Alexandru, Sakshaug, Joseph W. and Williams, Richard A., eds. Sage Research Methods, Sage, (10.4135/9781526421036838861)

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Drawing by hand is a valuable method for four reasons: (1) ubiquity in everyday life; (2) historical importance in anthropology; (3) continuing prominence in natural sciences, architecture, physical geography, and associated disciplines; and (4) potential for opening up, augmenting, challenging, and transforming text-based and digitised research methods. The aim of this entry is to show how drawing, familiar to most people since childhood, is a radical, multivalent, and pragmatic research method. Recent research shows that “the production of visual art involves more than the mere cognitive and motor processing described. The creation of visual art is a personal integrative experience—an experience of “flow”—in which the participant is fully emerged in the creative activity (Bolwerk et al., 2014, para. 16).

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Sage
ISBN: 9781529747942
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 09:57

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