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Author Collins, Hilary (Hilary J.)

Title Creative research : the theory and practice of research for the creative industries / Hilary Collins.

Published Lausanne, Switzerland : AVA Publishing, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  700.72 COLL    DUE 04-11-19
 UniM Southbank  658.5752 Col    AVAILABLE
Physical description 208 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
regular print
Series Required reading range: Module reader AVA Academia.
AVA Academia required reading range. Module Reader.
Notes "Required reading range, module reader."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Summary: The book begins with an overview of the field of research within the context of the creative industries, and then goes into detail on the stages involved in undertaking a research project within this field. You will be introduced to a range of philosophical assumptions upon which your research can be based and the implications of these assumptions on the method or methods that you choose. In addition to this, techniques and procedures for collecting and analyzing different types of data are examined and analyzed in detail. Each topic is accompanied by a main text with visuals outlining the key issues and debates. The topics are accompanied by key word definitions and explanations, plus references to key texts for further reading. Questions are also identified to get the reader thinking about the issues raised, to confront expectations and to make informed choices. Interviews with leading practitioners and academics give insight on current debates on research practice. The skills necessary to promote the effectiveness and validity of research within the creative industries are highlighted in case studies, all of which also demonstrate what a well-designed research project can achieve.
Summary 'Research For The Creative Industries' explores the practices & skills required for effective research in the creative industries. The book assesses how research methodologies must be adapted to suit the creative industries, & offers a guide to the process of undertaking a research project in this context.
Subject Arts -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Arts -- Research.
ISBN 9782940411085