THINKING OF OURSELVES AS CREATIVE RESEARCHERS


What we did:

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What we talked about:

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Click here to read a blog post about both workshops by Katherine Stewart from Aberystwyth University.

Click here to read a blog post about both workshops by Julia Keyte from Sheffield Hallam University.

Further comments and blog posts welcome!


Original participant information:

Creative Research Methods workshop 2

Thinking of ourselves as creative researchers

Wednesday 19 June 2013, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW (nearest tube: Oxford Circus)

10.30-11.00

Registration, tea/coffee

11.00-11.15

Welcome: David Gauntlett and Amy Twigger Holroyd

11.15-12.00

EXPERIENCE a creative method:

sketch-mapping

12.00-12.30

Group discussions: REFLECT on sketch-mapping and compare to other creative research methods

12.30-1.15

Lunch (provided)

1.15-2.00

Group discussions on different aspects of workshop theme: thinking of ourselves as creative researchers

2.00-2.45

EXPERIENCE a creative method:

sharing knitting skills

2.45-3.15

Group discussions: REFLECT on sharing knitting skills and compare to other creative research methods

3.15-3.30

Tea/coffee

3.30-4.00

Group discussions: what next?

4.00-4.30

Round up


Prompts for discussion:

QUALITIES

What qualities are needed to be a creative researcher? How can we develop those qualities? How do we define ourselves?

RELATIONSHIPS

Who has creative control? Do participants benefit? What happens to the creative outputs – who ‘owns’ them?

ANALYSING

What data do we gather? How do we analyse it?

BECOMING

How can we develop our own creative research methods projects? How can we adapt methods developed by others?

UNEXPECTED

How do we deal with the risky and unpredictable nature of creative research methods? How are chaotic methods ‘valid’?

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