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Arts-Based Methods for Research with Children

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides concrete, practical methods for working with children

  • Highlights and centers the voices and experiences of children

  • Offers innovative and forward-thinking insights that situate the work within the larger context of community

Part of the book series: Studies in Childhood and Youth (SCY)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Anna Hickey-Moody, Christine Horn, Marissa Willcox, Eloise Florence
    Pages 1-15
  3. Doing: Arts Workshops as Research with Children

    • Anna Hickey-Moody, Christine Horn, Marissa Willcox, Eloise Florence
    Pages 17-47
  4. Seeing: Visually Analysing Children’s Art

    • Anna Hickey-Moody, Christine Horn, Marissa Willcox, Eloise Florence
    Pages 49-79
  5. Being: Children’s Ways of Being Through Art

    • Anna Hickey-Moody, Christine Horn, Marissa Willcox, Eloise Florence
    Pages 81-109
  6. Believing: Belief in the Making—The Impacts of Arts-Based Approaches

    • Anna Hickey-Moody, Christine Horn, Marissa Willcox, Eloise Florence
    Pages 111-138
  7. Conclusion: Doing, Seeing, Being and Believing in Arts-Based Research with Children

    • Anna Hickey-Moody, Christine Horn, Marissa Willcox, Eloise Florence
    Pages 139-145
  8. Correction to: Arts-Based Methods for Research with Children

    • Anna Hickey-Moody, Christine Horn, Marissa Willcox, Eloise Florence
    Pages C1-C1
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 147-149

About this book

“Flying soccer balls that are ice-cream factories inside, cars with wings, mobile recycling plants, streets that are rivers. These are the inventions children have offered up to Hickey-Moody. This is because she deftly uses arts-based methodologies to provide resources for engaging with children and communities to examine social issues such as belonging, community cohesion, faith and attachment. This book will appeal to those who wish to work with arts practices to explore similar themes in complex social circumstances, either as 'research' or as 'community engagement.' Hickey-Moody is an international leader in arts-based methodologies, if you're interested in how to do them well—you should read this book.”
—Mary Lou Rasmussen, Professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, Australian National University

This book offers a practical, methodological guide to conducting arts-based research with children by drawing on five years of the authors’ experience carrying out arts-based research with children in Australia and the UK. Based on the Australian Research Council-funded Interfaith Childhoods project, the authors describe methods of engaging communities and making data with children that foreground children’s experiences and worldviews through making, being with, and viewing art. Framing these methods of doing, seeing, being, and believing through art as modes of understanding children’s strategies for negotiating personal identities and values, this book explores the value of arts-based research as a means of obtaining complex information about children’s life worlds that can be difficult to express verbally.

Keywords

  • Drawing
  • Visual analysis
  • post-qualitative research methodologies
  • Visual metaphor
  • Community

Reviews

“Flying soccer balls that are ice-cream factories inside, cars with wings, mobile recycling plants, streets that are rivers. These are the inventions children have offered up to Hickey-Moody. This is because she deftly uses arts-based methodologies to provide resources for engaging with children and communities to examine social issues such as belonging, community cohesion, faith and attachment. This book will appeal to those who wish to work with arts practices to explore similar themes in complex social circumstances, either as 'research' or as 'community engagement.' Hickey-Moody is an international leader in arts-based methodologies, if you're interested in how to do them well—you should read this book.”
Mary Lou Rasmussen, Professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, Australian National University

Authors and Affiliations

  • School of Media & Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

    Anna Hickey-Moody, Christine Horn, Marissa Willcox, Eloise Florence

About the authors

Anna Hickey-Moody is RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow based in the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Australia, and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow.

Christine Horn is Research Associate at the Digital Ethnography Research Centre in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Australia.

Marissa Willcox is Research Associate at the Digital Ethnography Research Centre in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Australia.

Eloise Florence is Research Associate at RMIT University, Australia.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-68060-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)