Learning to be a researcher: Bridging the gap between research and creativity

Julia Coyle, Marissa Samuelson

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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.
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) 9789460917615
ISBN (Print)9789460917592
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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