Creative research landscapes and gardens: Reviewing options and opportunities

Angie Titchen, Debbie Horsfall

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)


    What is creative research? Isn't all research creative? Well, yes it is, in the sense that all research is attempting to create new knowledge and understanding, but no, in that it may follow formulaic rather than creative research methodologies and methods. When we research with people and about people interacting in and with their social and life worlds, and when we are also concerned with bringing about change and transformation of self, others, groups, cultures, systems, practices and organisations simultaneously with knowledge creation, then formulaic approaches are unlikely to be sufficient. This is because such approaches may not be able to cope or work with the contextual and human complexities of such work. Working with complexity requires creativity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCreative spaces for qualitative researching
    Subtitle of host publicationLiving research
    EditorsJoy Higgs, Angie Titchen, Debbie Horsfall, Donna Bridges
    Place of PublicationRotterdam
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9786613696281, 9781280785894
    ISBN (Print)9789460917592, 9789460917608
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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