General Discussions

General Alternative/Arts-Based Research Discussion & Examples

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Atksinson, P. (1992). Understanding ethnographic texts. Newbury park: Sage Publications.

Bagley, C. & Cancienne, M. (Eds.) (2002). Dancing the data. New York: Peter Lang.

Barone, T. (2008). How arts-based research can change minds. In M. Cahnamann-Taylor & R. Siegesmund (Eds.), Arts-based research in education. Foundations for practice (pp. 27-49). New York: Routledge.

Barone, T. (2006). Arts-based educational research then, now and later. Studies in Art Education, 48(1), 4-8.

Barone, T. (2000).  Aesthetics, politics, and educational inquiry: Essays and examples.  New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Barone, T. & Eisner, E. (2011). Arts based research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Barone, T. & Eisner, E. (1997). Arts-based educational research. In R. M. Jaeger (Ed.), Complementary methods for research in education, 2nd Edition (pp. 72-116). Washington: American Educational Research Association.

Barry, D. (1996). Artful inquiry: A symbolic constructivist approach to social science research. Qualitative Inquiry, 2(4).

Barthes, R. (1985). The responsibility of forms: Critical essays on music, art, and representation. New York:Hill and Wang.

Barthes, R. (1977). Image, music, text. New York: Hill and Wang.

Brown, B. (1999). Lost bodies and wild imaginations: Expressing the forbidden tales of childhood sexual abuse through artful inquiry. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto, Ontario.

Cahnamann-Taylor, M. & Siegesmund, R. (Eds.) (2008). Arts-based research in education. Foundations for practice. New York: Routledge.

Carter, K. (1993). The place of story in the study of teaching and teacher education. Educational Researcher, 22(9), 5-12.

Clifford, J. (1988). The predicament of culture: Twentieth century ethnography, literature and art. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Clifford J. & Marcus G. (Eds.) (1986) Writing culture: The poetics and politics of ethnography. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Cahnamann-Taylor, M. & Siegesmund, R. (Eds.) (2008). Arts-based research in education. Foundations for practice New York: Routledge.

Cole, A., Neilsen, L. Knowles, G. & Luciani, T. (Eds.) (2004). Provoked by art: Theorizing arts-informed research. Halifax, NS: Backalong Books.

Conrad, D. & Kendal, W. (2009). Making space for youth: iHuman Youth Society & arts-based participatory research with street-involved youth in Canada. In D. Kapoor & S. Jordan (Eds.) Education, participatory action research and social change: International perspectives (pp. 25-264). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Coulis, Michael J. (2010). Expanding the boundaries of cartography: Journies beyond the neat line/essay and works by Michael J. Coulis, exhibition curated by David L. Jones, foreword by Alphonso Lingis. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Libraries.

Denzin, N. K. (2003). Performance ethnography: Critical pedagogy and the politics of culture. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Denzin, N. (1997). Interpretive ethnography: Ethnographic practices for the 21st century. London: Sage Publications.

Denzin, N. K. & Lincoln, Y. S. (Eds.) (2000). The handbook of qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Diamond, P. & Mullen, C. (1999). The postmodern educator: Arts-based inquiries and teacher development.New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Duncum, P. (2001). How are we to understand art at the beginning of the twenty-first century? In. P. Duncum & T. Bracey (Eds.) On knowing art and visual culture (pp. 15-33). Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury University Press.

Eisner, E. (2008). Persistent tensions in arts-based research. In Cahnman-Taylor, M. & Siegesmund, R. (Eds), Arts-based research in education: Foundations for practice (pp. 16 – 27). New York: Routledge.

Eisner, E. (2006). Does arts-based research have a future? Studies in Art Education, 48(1), 9-18.

Eisner, E. (1997). The promise and perils of alternative forms of data representation. Educational Researcher, 26(6), 4-10.

Ellis, C. & Bochner, A. (Eds.) (1996). Composing ethnography: Alternative forms of qualitative writing. Walnut Creek: Alta Mira Press.

Finlay, L. & Gough, B.  (Eds.) (2003). Reflexivity: A practical guide for researchers in health and social sciences. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Finley, S. (2003). Arts-based inquiry in QI: Seven years from crisis to guerrilla warfare. Qualitative Inquiry, 9(2), 281-296.

Finley, S. & Mullen, C. (Eds.) (2003). [Special issue]. Qualitative Inquiry, 9(2).

Gershon, W. (Ed.) (2009). Working together in qualitative research: A turn towards the collaborative. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Heaton, D. (2002). Creativity: Between chaos and order or my life as a messy text – A case study and a challenge. American Communication Journal, 6(1). Available:

Irwin, R. & de Cosson, A. (Eds.) (2004). A/r/tography: Rendering self through arts-based living inquiry. Vancouver, BC: Pacific Educational Press.

Jipson, J. & Paley, N. (1995). Finding art’s place: Experiments in contemporary education and culture. New York:Routledge.

Jipson, J. & Paley, N. (Eds). (1997). Daredevil research. New York: Peter Lang.

Kester, G. H. (1997). Aesthetics after the end of art: An interview with Susan Buck-Morss. Art Journal, 56, 38-43

Knowles, J. G. & Cole, A. (Eds.) (2008). Handbook of the arts in qualitative research: perspectives, methodologies, examples, and issues. Los Angeles: Sage Publication.

Leavy, P. (2009). Method meets art: Arts-based research practice. New York: The Guilford Press.

Liamputtong, P. & Rumbold, J. (Eds.) (2008). Knowing differently: Arts-based & collaborative research methods. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Madigan, P. (1986). The modern project to rigor. University of America Press.

McIntyre, M (2000). Garden as phenomenon, method and metaphor in the context of health care: An arts informed life history view. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto, Ontario.

McKenzie, J. (2001). Perform or else: From discipline to performance. London and New York: Routledge.

McNiff, S. (2000). Arts-based research. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Mullen, C.  (1997). Imprisoned selves: An inquiry into prisons and academe. New York: University Press of America

Mullen, C. & Diamond, P. (Eds.) (2001). [Special issue]. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 17(2).

Mullen, C. A., Buttignol, M., & Diamond, C. T. P.  (2005). Flyboy: Using the arts and theater to assist suicidal adolescents. International Journal of Education & the Arts. [Online]. Available:

Neilsen, L., Cole, A. & Knowles, G. (Eds.) (2001). The art of writing inquiry. Halifax, NS: Backalong Books.

Norris, J. R. (1997). Meaning through form: Alternative modes of knowledge representation. In J. Morse (Ed.), Completing a qualitative project: Details and dialogue (pp. 87-115). London: Sage Publications.

Norris, J. & Buck, G. H. (Eds.) (2002). Exemplars of arts-based research methodologies [Special issue]. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 48(3).

Piantanida, M., McMahon. P. L. & Garman, N. B. (2003).  Sculpturing the contours of arts-based educational research within a discourse community. Qualitative Inquiry, 9 (2) 182-191.

Richardson, L. (2000). Evaluating ethnography. Qualitative Inquiry, 6(2), 253-255.

Sinner, A., Leggo, C., Irwin, L., Gouzouasis, P.,  &  Grauer, K.  (2006). Arts-based educational research dissertations: Reviewing the practices of new scholars. [Electronic Version] Canadian Journal of Education, 20(4), 1223-1270.

Stout, C. J. (Ed.) (2006). Arts-based research in art education [Special issue]. Studies in Art Education, 48(1).

Tyler, S. (1986). Post-modern ethnography: From document of the occult, to occult document. In J. Clifford & G. Marcus (Eds.), Writing culture: The poetics and politics of ethnography (pp. 122-140). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Winterson, J. (1996). Art objects: Essays on ecstasy and effrontery. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.



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