Research

The final assessment task for the research methods subject asks us to write a Literature Review for our project. To this end, I’ve been doing a lot of reading (good) all the time (not so good for work) and across just about the full spectrum of...

"The truth is, I am still struggling with the major concepts and the language of practice-led research, as well as frantically trying to read around and catch up on years and years of critical and cultural . . . Trying to catch up on all...

Defining art is problematic. I'm the kind of person who like to 'reduce the variables' in any task - it gives me a 'left and right of arc' to work within, and gives me back a sense of control over what I'm doing. So as part...

I started my Honours with an intent to look at the power of art - how it could influence people and change perspectives. I've been interested in gender and feminism for a long time, and had a vague idea that I could examine the power of...

Back in 2011, a street artist called JR won the TED Prize (TED 2011) and made a wish to use art to turn the world inside out. The first time I saw his speech I was struck by his ability to just 'do' things. He had...

When I started this body of research I in no way expected to end up learning about philosophy. In many ways, philosophy held the same sort of pocket of my brain that was occupied by pneumonia before my husband was diagnosed with both and almost died...

A good Venn Diagram can be very useful in showing the interplay of different elements and how they interact/overlap, but they've always had an air of mystery for me and I've never been asked to make one before. Until now. Suddenly, all my long-winded ideas and...

I've been thinking about this idea of the value of art - in a world where the arts budget is cut and trimmed and cut again, how do we turn this around? Sure, those of us who work in the arts and appreciate the arts...

Looking back, I'm sure we'll see this period of our lives differently. We had our library session this week which was bizarre - sitting far apart, with this overwhelming sense of 'this can't last much longer'. Are we still in shock? Coming to grips with the...

I was relieved to find out this week that there is no linear process for research, because I'm much more of a 'trial and error' kind of person. One of the first readings assigned for BA4041 (Merriam and Tisdell 2016) talked about the process of 'designing...

Disclaimer: If you're looking for the answer here, then you may be disappointed. I'm one of those people who love learning. It's my way of moving forward, constantly expanding my horizons and exploring the world we live in. For a long time now I've thought that information...

For me, at least, life is about being a 'sponge' - soaking up as much knowledge and information as possible in the time given to us. Which is why I've gone back to uni (again), for the first time to undertake research. This week has been...