Represents an unfolding and expanding orientation to qualitative social science research that draws inspiration, concepts, processes, and representational forms from the arts.

Lyric Inquiry


I speak of the body, the spirit,

the mockingbird, the hollyhock, leaves opening in the

rain, music, faith, angels seen at dusk—and seven

more people leave the room and are seen running

down the road. …

—Oliver, 2002, p. 4

Being is the interconnectedness, the resonant ecology of things … to be wise is to grasp another form of life without abandoning one's own; to be able to translate experience in and out ...

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