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    Arts-based methods for researching digital life

    Kitchin, Rob (2023) Arts-based methods for researching digital life. Working Paper. Data Stories Project, Maynooth. (Unpublished)

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    This paper provides an overview of the use of arts-based methods for undertaking research on the relationship between digital technologies and society. It first details the approach of research-creation in which research is conducted using of arts-based methods. This is followed by a discussion of specific arts-based methods used in research-creation: creative writing, artistic methods, and creative data stories. Next, it sets out ways in which research undertaken using traditional social science methods can be disseminated in creative ways using creative non-fiction and fiction, film and exhibitions. It closes by noting some critiques of arts-based approaches.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Keywords: arts-based methods; research-creation; data stories; fiction; non-fiction; art; film; exhibition; social sciences;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 16870
    Identification Number: 1
    Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 12:05
    Publisher: Data Stories Project
    Refereed: No
    Funders: European Research Council, grant no. 101052998
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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