Kunstnerisk baserede forskningsmetoder: Om kreative og bevægende tilgange til bacheloropgaver, specialer og forskningsprojekter

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Can children’s creative drawings and pictures be used as empirical data? Can research data be transformed into a concert with live music and song? Can a research film or a lecture be in the form of a theatrical play, a performance or a dance? The answer is yes. Arts-based research (ABR), arts-based educational research (ABER), and performative social science is a creative and innovative research wave which has gained much international impact and attention. This article concerns how creative and artistically-inspired research sources may be used at the Bachelor degree level and in research projects in many fields of education. We describe what arts-based research methods are, and give examples of how poetry, music, dance, drama, visual art, design, and film may be used as creative research methods. We also discuss why it is especially meaningful to include artistically- and esthetically-inspired research methods in both sports education and professional courses of education.

These methods make it possible, in fact, to involve both the hearts, minds, and bodies of children, youth and adults. This then opens a unique possibility to explore the person as body, their sensuality, and their lived experience, which can be difficult to access only through language. This is especially true for research about learning, being, and development processes in sport and movement, or projects, which focus on relational issues.
Translated title of the contributionArts-based research methods: On creative and moving sources for bachelor and master theses, and research projects
Original languageDanish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2021

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