‘A much needed addition to introductory courses in qualitative research.’ - Jean Clandinin, University of Alberta Qualitative Inquiry unites the basics of research design in qualitative research with the practice of analyzing qualitative data. This textbook is about the theory and practice of choosing and designing a qualitative approach and methodological and analytical ramifications that follow from making such choices. It aims to set out the theoretical underpinnings behind different methodological choices and to help students then follow up on (and interrogate) such approaches. Qualitative Inquiry is the ideal starting point for students on research training courses who have opted to develop a qualitative research project. In it, Butler-Kisber introduces students to theory and then demonstrates this theory in practice by showing how a project is actually designed and actually analyzed. This book examines theory, method and interpretation in a way that is meaningful to students and new researchers, as well as discussing newer, more avant-garde, developments in qualitative research in arts-informed inquiry. It is essential reading for students who are seeking to make sense of their research and their developing theoretical standpoints.
The term ‘collage’, which refers to a genre of art, is derived from the French verb coller, which means ‘to stick’, and refers to the process of cutting and sticking found materials onto a flat surface. The roots of papier collé, or collage, date back to at least 1000 years ago when Japanese calligraphers used scraps of torn paper to adorn their written texts. There are instances of collage in folk art, as in the work of Mary Delany (1700–88). She created paper mosaics by cutting petals from colored paper and pasting them onto black paper backgrounds (Hayden, 1980). Families in the Victorian era frequently made scrapbooks of collages depicting their everyday experiences. However, collage became acknowledged as art during the early ...