This chapter explores these two seemingly opposed concepts. In section one we consider the meaning and value of being systematic in research. In section two there is an exploration of what being creative and remaining open and fluid brings to the research process. Finally, the merging of these two concepts to enhance research is explored in section three, bringing it all together through being a creative researcher. The aim of this chapter is to leave the reader with strategies for marrying the two concepts to enrich both the process and the outcomes of research.
|Title of host publication||Creative spaces for qualitative researching|
|Subtitle of host publication||Living research|
|Editors||Joy Higgs, Angie Titchen, Debbie Horsfall, Donna Bridges|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Coyle, J., & Samuelson, M. (2011). Learning to be a researcher: Bridging the gap between research and creativity. In J. Higgs, A. Titchen, D. Horsfall, & D. Bridges (Eds.), Creative spaces for qualitative researching: Living research (Vol. 5, pp. 169-178). Sense Publishers.