Literature on Methodology

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*Alheit, P. (1993). The Narrative Interview. An Introduction. Voksenpaedagogisk Teoriudvikling. Arbejdstekster nr. 11. Roskilde: Roskilde Universitetscenter.

This article takes the reader step by step into holding a narrative (biographical) interview; addresses do’s and don’ts and gives insight into the reasons the interviewer can have for choosing for a narrative interview.

Bogdan, R. C., Biklen, S. K. and Knopp, S. (2003). Qualitative research for education: and introduction to theories and methods. Boston: Pearson Education Group Inc.

*Buchborn, T., and Malmberg, I. (2014) Forschung von und mit Musiklehrern. Diskussion Musikpädagogik 63/14, p. 12-18.

Cain, T. (2008). The Characteristics of Action Research in Music Education. British Journal of Music Education, vol. 25, p. 283-313.

Charmaz, K. (2006/10). Constructing Grounded Theory – A Practical Guide Through Qualitative Analysis. London/Sage.

Cohen, L., Manion, L. and Morrison, K. (2004). Research Methods in Education. London: Routledge and Falmer.

Denzin, N.K. and Lincoln, Y.S. (eds.) (1998). Collecting and interpreting qualitative materials. London, Sage.

Etherington, K. (2004). Becoming a Reflexive Researcher: Using Ourselves in Research. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Flick, U. (2007). Designing Qualitative Research. London: Sage.

Flick, U. (2009). An Introduction to Qualitative Research. London: Sage.

This book is a very comprehensive and complete overview of qualitative research. The book covers the main theoretical approaches to qualitative research, as well as the main qualitative methods and gives very clear examples on how to work. It also entails a very useful glossary. Each chapter starts with mentioning the main objectives. The book can therefore be used in many ways, i.e. also in a very focused way for particular topics.

Gibbs, G. (2007). Analyzing Qualitative Data. London: Sage Publications.

This is the introductory book of the series ’Sage Qualitative Research Kit’. The book serves as a guide to devising an effective research design. Each stage of the research process is covered, like formulating a research question, selecting an approach, creating a conceptual framework, and collecting and analysing data. Suggestions for further reading are given and a comprehensive glossary can be found.

Gomm, R. (2004). Social Research Methodology, a critical introduction. Houndmills: Palgrave MacMillan.

The first chapter of this book gives an excellent (historical and conceptual) insight into the main difference between quantitative and qualitative research approaches.

Goodson, I. (1998) “Storying the Self”. W. Pinar (ed.) Curriculum: Towards New Identities. London, Taylor and Francis: 3-20.

Hughes, G. (2011): Towards a personal best: a case for introducing ipsative assessment in higher education. Studies in Higher Education, 36:3, p. 353-367.

Hubbs, D. and Brand, C. (2005). The Paper Mirror: Understanding Reflective Journaling. Journal of Experiential Education, Vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 60-71.

Jasper, M. (2005). Using reflective writing within research. Journal of Research in Nursing, Vol. 10 (3) pp. 247-260.

Kemmis, S. and McTaggart, R. (eds.) (1992). The Action Research Planner. Geelong, Victoria, Australia: Deakin University Press.

Knight, P.T. (2002). Small-scale Research. London: Sage.

*Kruger, S. (2008). Ethnography in the Performing Arts. A Student Guide. The Higher Education Academy.

Lieblich, A, Tuval-Mashiach, R. and Zilber, T. (1998). Narrative Research; Reading Analysis and Interpretation. Thousand Oaks (USA): Sage Publications.

McNeff, J. and Whitehead, J. (2002). Action Research: Principles and Practice. New York: Routledge Falmer.

Robson, C. (2000) Small-scale Evaluation: Principles and Practice. London: Sage.

Robson, C. (1993/2011). Real World Research. Chichester: Wiley.

This provides an excellent overview of different kinds of approaches to research when you are working in the “real world” rather than a controlled laboratory environment, and so encounter all kinds of messy challenges and exciting possibilities. The focus is on methods largely taken from social science disciplines, from interviewing to surveys, action research to case studies. It can be very helpful as a way of orientating yourself in relation to a wide range of research approaches that are often used by artists and professional practitioners.

Richards, L. (2005). Handling qualitative data. London: Sage Publications.

Stickley, T. (2012). Qualitative Research in Arts and Mental Health. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS books.

Wilson, M. and Van Ruiten, S., eds. (2013). Handbook for Artistic Research Education. Amsterdam: ELIA.

Zuber-Skerritt, O. (1996). New Directions in Action Research. London: Falmer.