Simons, Helen and McCormack, Brendan
Integrating arts-based inquiry in evaluation methodology: opportunities and challenges
Qualitative Inquiry, 13, (2), . (doi:10.1177/1077800406295622).
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This paper examines the case for the use of the creative arts in the process of designing, conducting, analyzing and disseminating evaluations. The paper argues that using the creative arts in the process of evaluation evokes different ways of knowing and understanding the values of a programe. The insights gained offer a unique addition to evaluation methodology. This not only broadens the perspective of what counts as evaluation knowledge, it creates opportunities for participants to engage in the process of valuing. The paper also explores the challenges this perspective presents demonstrating, for example, how artistic knowing can be re-presented, claims to validity established and methodolgocial rigour ensured in integrating creative aproaches in evaluation design. The authors illustrate the case for the use of the arts in the evaluation process with examples from their own professional practice contexts in education, nursing and health.
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||This paper explores the process of using the arts in programme and institutional evaluation but the ideas contained therein can also be applied to teaching and learning and are applicable in many professional contexts - including education, social work, nursing, health, management.
||qualitative evaluation, artistic exprerssion, arts-based inquiry, integration of intuitive/rational, holistic evaluation
|12 June 2006||Submitted|
||16 Jun 2006
||16 Apr 2017 21:57
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