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Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture

Cultivating Creativity in Methodology and Research

In Praise of Detours

Editors: Wegener, Charlotte, Meier, Ninna, Maslo, Elina (Eds.)

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  • Breaks new ground in the study of how personal experiences can positively influence research
  • Aims to inspire researchers globally to write more creatively
  • Proposes 'detours' as an untapped source of analytic insight
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About this book

This book presents a variety of narratives on key elements of academic work, from data analysis, writing practices and engagement with the field. The authors discuss how elements of academic work and life – usually edited out of traditional research papers – can elicit important analytical insight. The book reveals how the unplanned, accidental and even obstructive events that often occur in research life, the ‘detours’, can potentially glean important results.
The authors introduce the process of ‘writing-sharing-reading-writing’ as a way to expand the playground of research and inspire a culture in which ‘accountable’ research methodologies involve adventurousness and an element of uncertainty. Written by scholars from a range of different fields, academic levels and geographic locations, this unique book will offer significant insight to those from a range of academic fields. 

About the authors

Charlotte Wegener is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark. Her work concerns innovation with a specific focus on education, workplace learning and research methodology. She is co-author of The Open Book: Stories of Academic Life and Writing or Where We Know Things.
Ninna Meier is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Aalborg University, Denmark, where she teaches and supervises students in organisational sociology. With Charlotte Wegener, she is developing Open Writing and resonance conceptually and as a field of research.
Elina Maslo is an Assistant Professor in the Danish School of Education at Aarhus University, Denmark, where she teaches second language learning, as well as within the Masters Programme for teachers of Danish as a second and foreign language. Her main research interests are learning spaces — multiple, diverse, changing, fluid, complex, always in construction – in and outside the school, and at the workplace.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Editors’ Introduction: The Power of ‘Showing How It Happened’

    Pages 1-7

    Meier, Ninna (et al.)

  • The Wonder of Things as They Are: Theorizing Obesity and Family Life with Art

    Pages 11-27

    Grøn, Lone

  • Into the Wild Time: Notes from a Traveller

    Pages 29-42

    Johansen, Christina Berg

  • That’s Responsibility

    Pages 43-54

    Smissaert, Chris

  • In Between: Creative Spaces and Detours as Part of a Researcher’s Life

    Pages 57-69

    Tanggaard, Lene

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultivating Creativity in Methodology and Research
Book Subtitle
In Praise of Detours
Editors
  • Charlotte Wegener
  • Ninna Meier
  • Elina Maslo
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60216-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60216-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60215-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86808-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 244
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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