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Volume 16 Issue 2, Intuitive Researcher / Jul 2018  pp55‑102

Editor: Jocene Vallack

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Editorial for EJBRM Volume 16 Issue 2  pp55‑55

Jocene Vallack

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Finding My Intuitive Researcher’s Voice Through Reflexivity: An Autoethnographic Study  pp56‑66

Natalie Cunningham, Teresa Carmichael

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Uncovering Human Needs through Visual Research Methods: Two Commercial Case Studies  pp67‑79

Joanna Hare, Katie Beverley, Taaslima Begum, Claire Andrews, Anna Whicher, Andrew Walters, Alistair Ruff

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Mixed‑Methods Triage: Coalescing Holistic Perspectives for a More Diverse and Inclusive Academy  pp80‑85

B. H. Martin

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Theatre as Research  pp86‑92

Jocene Vallack

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Abstract

This paper presents a methodology called Theatre as Research. It argues that using theatre to analyse and present research findings draws on both the creative and intuitive unconscious as well as the logical, cognitive and rational dimensions of the mind. The methodology is presented in a big picture context, showing its philosophical alignment, from the overarching epistemology of Constructionism, which informs the whole approach, right down to the methods used to implement the research process. Within this context, the paper also discusses various theories that support the notion of intuition as a way of knowing. Gebser’s (1986) theory of the evolution of consciousness, along with contemporary theories of psychoanalysis and left and right brain functioning, collectively support the contention that Theatre as Research is able to draw on the powerful and creative unconscious to inform the final, cognitive analysis of the data. It is a process through which the unconscious synthesis of data to produce impressions and metaphors can then be clarified and articulated through the mindful scripting and presentation of the play. 

 

Keywords: Arts-Based Research Methods, Theatre as Research Methodology, Qualitative research, Performance Text, Ethnodrama

 

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Writing on the Walls: Poetic Transcription as a Research Conversation  pp93‑102

Sherry Martens

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