Visualizing Research Essay

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Visualizing Research

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Visualizing Research
A Guide to the Research Process in Art and Design

Carole Gray and Julian Malins

© Carole Gray and Julian Malins 2004 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of the publisher. Carole Gray and Julian Malins have asserted their right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, to be identified as the authors of this work. Published by Ashgate Publishing Limited Gower House Croft Road Aldershot Hants GU11 3HR England Ashgate website:
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Why? How? So what? A route map: the importance of methodology The ‘reflective practitioner’ 22 16 12 9


Completed research for higher degrees: methodological approaches 33 35


References and further reading for Chapter 1 2

Mapping the terrain: methods of contextualizing research 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The purpose and structure of a Contextual Review Critical thinking and response: key generic skills 35 38

Locating and using reference materials for Art and Design research Undertaking a Contextual Review: mapping the terrain A reflective journal 57 64 66 48


References and further reading for Chapter 2 3

Locating your position: orienting and situating research 3.1 3.2

Raising a research question: from mapping to location – overview to your view 66 Methodology revisited: possible research positions and approaches 71



3.3 3.4

Structuring and writing a research proposal Managing research project information 85 90


References and further reading for Chapter 3 4

Crossing the terrain: establishing appropriate research methodologies 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 A case for visual inquiry 93 97 99 123


Data, evidence, claim: the basis for argument Crossing the terrain: vehicles for exploration

Considering preliminary evaluation and analysis 125

References and further reading for Chapter 4 5

Interpreting the map: methods of evaluation and analysis 5.1 5.2 5.3 Evaluation, analysis and interpretation

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