External Resources for Creative Methods

This page provides links to external resources on using arts-based and creative methods for research, engagement and dialogue. Not all of these resources relate specifically to using these methods in the context of food issues, but many do. The page also provide links to other related projects which have used these methods for engagement on food issues.

Creative Methods Workshop Report – A report on the BSUFN, FRC and CAWR workshop on using creative, arts-based methods to improve research and dialogue on food, held in London on the 11th of May 2016

“Performative Social Science is redefined in terms of synthesis that can break down old boundaries, open up channels of communication and empower communities through engagement.” (Jones, 2012, p1)

Jones, K. (2012) Connecting Research with Communities through Performative Social Science, The Qualitative Report 2012, 17(18), 1-8

Creative research methods: the story so far – Article prepared by the National Centre for Research Methods

Roberts, B. (2008) Performative Social Science: A Consideration of Skills, Purpose and Context, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 9(2), Art.58 – this article discusses a range of arts-based methods, including art, drama, photography, and film, among others.

Websites for Food-Related Projects Using Arts-Based Methods

The Crunch – An initiative being run by The Wellcome Trust throughout 2016 which uses elements of threatre to build dialogue and engagment with issues related to food.

Our Food – a community-based project in North East England which used drama to explore food issues.

People’s Knowledge – a Cross-Theme Research Group based at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (Coventry University) – a number of associated research projects have used arts-based methods.

Through Farmers’ Eyes – photographs taken by farmers in Northern Ghana as part of a research project at the University of Sussex. Additional information on this project is available here.

Articles, Books and Publications

Amos, S. & Lordly, D. (2014) Picture This: A Photovoice Study of Internationk Students’ Food Expereince in Canada, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 75(2), 59-63

Ball, S. & Gilligan, C. (2010) Visualising Migration and Social Division: Insights From Social Sciences and the Visual Arts, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 11(2), Art.26

Bauer M. W. & Gaskell G. (2007) Qualitative Researching with Text, Image and Sound: A Practical Handbook (Sage, London)

Bergold, J., and Thomas, S. (2012) Participatory Research Methods: A Methodological Approach in Motion, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 13(1)

Boden M. A. (2004) The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms (2nd Ed.) (Routledge, London)

Bridle-Fitzpatrick, S. (2015) Food deserts or food swamps?: A mixed-method study of local food environments in a Mexican city, Social Science & Medicine, 142, 202-213

Burns, C., Cook, K., & Mavoa, H. (2013) Role of expendable income and price in food choice by low income families, Appetite, 71, 209-217

Carroll N. (2001) ‘Visual Metaphor’ (cited in Beyond Aesthetics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge)

Dissayanake E. (1992) Homos Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and Why (Free Press, New York)

Ehrenzweig A. (1967) the Hidden Order of Art: A Study into the Psychology of Artistic Imagination (Trinity Press, London)

Eisner E. W. (2006) ‘Does arts based research have a future?’ (Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education Vol. 48 (1) pp. 9-18)

Finley S. (2008) ‘Arts- Based Research’ (in Knowles G. J. & Cole A. L. ‘Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research: Perspectives, Methodologies, Examples and Issues’ Sage, London)

Fitzgerald, E.A., Frasso, R., Dean, L.T., Johnson, T.E., Solomon, S., Bugos, E., Mallya, G. & Cannuscio, C.C. (2013) Community-generated recommendations regarding the urban nutrition and tabacco environments: a photo-elicitation study in Philadelphia, Preventing chronic disease, 10, E98-E98

Forum: Qualitative Social Research special issue on Visual Methods – 9(3), 2008, edited by Hubert Knoblauch, Alejandro Baer, Eric Laurier, Sabine Petschke & Bernt Schnettler

Heidelberger, L. & Smith, C. (2015) The Food NEvironment Through the Camera Lenses of 9- to 13-Year Ols Living in Ubran, Low-Income, Midwestern Households: A Photovoice Project, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour, 47(5), 437-+

Jones, K. (2012) Connecting Research with Communities through Performative Social Science, The Qualitative Report 2012, 17(18), 1-8

Joy, P., Mann, L. & Blotnicky, K. (2014) Identification of Healthy Eating and Actie Lifestyle Issues through Photo Elicitation, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 75(3), 152-156

Kindon, S., Pain, R., and Kesby, M. (2007) Participatory action research approaches and methods: connecting people, participation and place, Routledge

Knoblauch, H.,Baer, A., Laurier, E., Petschke, S., and Schnettler, B. (2008) Visual Analysis. New Developments in the Interpretative Analysis of Video and Photography, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 9(3), Art.4

Lewin T. (2011) ‘Digital Storytelling’ (Participatory Learning and Action http://www.sdc-learningandnetworking-blog.admin.ch/uploads/2011/11/T.Lewin_Digital_Storytelling.pdf accessed March 2013)

Lury C. & Wakeford N. (2012) Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social (Routledge, London)

Mullet J. (2008) ‘Presentational Knowing: Bridging Experience and Expression with Art, Poetry and Song’ (Reason P. & Bradbury H. (eds.) The Sage handbook of Action Research 2nd Ed. Sage, London)

Mumford, D. et al. (2010) Creativity and Ethics: The Relationship of Creative and Ethical Problem-Solving. Creativity Research Journal, 22:1, 74-89

O’ Donoghue D. (2012) ‘Doing and Disseminating Visual Research: Visual Arts Based Approaches’ (The Sage Handbook of Visual Research Methods Magolis E. & Pauwels L. (eds.)  Sage, London)

Pink, S. (2013) Doing Visual Ethnography, Third Edition, SAGE, London

Roberts, B. (2008) Performative Social Science: A Consideration of Skills, Purpose and Context, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 9(2), Art.58 – this article discusses a range of arts-based methods, including art, drama, photography, and film.

Rose G. (2012) Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to Researching with Visual Materials (Sage, London)

Thompson, C., Cummins, S., Brown, T. & Kyle, R. (2016) Contrasting approaches to ‘doing’ family meals: a qualitative study of how parents frame children’s food preferences, Critical Public Health, 26(3), 322-332

Willox, A. C. et al. (2012) Storytelling in a digital age : digital storytelling as an emerging narrative method for preserving and promoting indigenous oral wisdom. Qualitative Research, 13:2, 127-147

White M. & Robson M. (2011) ‘Finding Sustainability: University-community collaborations focused on arts in health’ (Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, Vol. 4: 48–64)

Zhang, W., Yu, Q., Siddiquie, B., Divakaran, A. & Sawhney, H. (2015) “Snat-nEat”: Food Recognition and Nutrition Estimation on a Smartphone, Journal of diabetes science and technology, 9(3), 525-533