Our first Data Stories working paper has been published via the university open access portal.
‘Arts-based methods for researching digital life.’ Data Stories Working Paper 1.
Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the use of arts-based methods for undertaking research on the relationship between digital technologies and society. It first details the approach of research-creation in which research is conducted using of arts-based methods. This is followed by a discussion of specific arts-based methods used in research-creation: creative writing, artistic methods, and creative data stories. Next, it sets out ways in which research undertaken using traditional social science methods can be disseminated in creative ways using creative non-fiction and fiction, film and exhibitions. It closes by noting some critiques of arts-based approaches.
The WP is a draft of a chapter forthcoming in ‘Researching Digital Life’, a book co-authored with James Ash and Agnieszka Leszczynski