A ‘Logical’ Explanation of Screen Production as Method-Led Research

  • Susan KerriganEmail author


Screen production research brings new knowledge to the practice of filmmaking, screenwriting, and digital media production. This type of creative research is attractive to those who have worked professionally, are aspiring to do so, or want an academic career specialising in screen production practice. Choosing an appropriate methodology, epistemology and ontology that supports an enquiry into practice requires a deeper appreciation of the philosophical position of the researcher, who chooses to examine their subjective point of view through their creative practice. This chapter provides an explanation of an appropriate research design to allow a screen production researcher to logically defend their research enquiry and decision to use practice, be that filmmaking, screenwriting or editing, as a method that leads the research process. This aligns with practice-led, research-led, practice-based and practice as research, which are popular approaches used in creative practice research enquiries.


Screen Production Productive Researchers creativeCreative Practice Domain-specific Methodologies Ontological Position 
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  1. 1.University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia

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