Popularizing Scholarly Research: Research Methods and Practices

ISBN : 9780190085254

Patricia Leavy
440 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Aug 2021
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Traditional research practices have often been critiqued for resulting in a wellspring of research that circulates exclusively within academic circles and garners small readership. With opinions and values shifting in the world of academia, public scholarship is on the rise. Popularizing Scholarly Research: Research Methods and Practices focuses on how to use and implement both traditional and emergent research methods in order to contribute to public scholarship. This book contextualizes the role of digital resources such as blogs, social media, and email in the move toward making scholarship accessible and explains the role of research methods in knowledge construction and dissemination. Drawing from the authoritative Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship, an impressive list of interdisciplinary contributors expand on survey research, interviews, oral history, ethnography, autoethnography, evaluation, literature, visual art, health theatre, narrative film, and a range of methods that rely on the internet and social media. Because of this and Patricia Leavy's robust introduction and supplementary resources, this book is an essential resource for scholars looking to create more accessible research and further the efforts of public scholarship.


Popularizing Scholarly Research: Research Methods and Practices
1. Introducing Research Methods and Practices for Popularizing Research, Patricia Leavy
2. Survey Research, Mitchell Brown, Auburn University
3. Interviews: Using Conversations in Public Scholarship, Svend Brinkmann
4. Oral History, The Public Record, and The Story, Valerie J. Janesick
5. Public Ethnography, Tony E. Adams and Robin M. Boylorn
6. An Autoethnography of Working, Failing, and Reworking Public Scholarship, Andrew F. Herrmann and
Art Herbig
7. Letters From the Field, Brisolara, S., Seigart, D., Mathes, K., Nicholds, T., Ewert, R.,
and Holiday-Shchedrov, D.
8. Literature and Creative Writing as Public Scholarship, Sandra L. Faulkner and Sheila Squillante
9. Health Theatre: Embodying Research, Susan Cox and George Belliveau
10. Narrative Film as Public Scholarship, Yen Yen Woo
11. Visual Art Campaigns, Raisa Foster
12. Cellphilms in Public Scholarship, Katie MacEntee, Casey Burkholder, and Joshua Schwab-Cartas
13. Online, Asynchronous Data Collection in Qualitative Research, Tracy Spencer, Linnea Rademaker, Peter Williams, and Cynthia Loubier
14. #spacesforknowledgeproduction, Daniel T. Barney, Lorrie Blair, and Juan Carlos Castro
15. Public Scholarship Goes Online: Email as Method, Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

About the author: 

Patricia Leavy, Ph.D., is an independent sociologist and bestselling author. She has published over thirty books, earning commercial and critical success in both nonfiction and fiction, and her work has been translated into many languages. Among her book publications, she is the author of Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice, now in its third edition, and Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Approaches. She is series creator and editor for ten book series with Oxford University Press, Guilford Press, and Brill/Sense, including the ground-breaking Social Fictions series. She is also cofounder and co-editor-in-chief of Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/ari/index.php/ari. She has received numerous accolades for her books. Recently, her novel Film won the 2020 American Fiction Award for Inspirational Fiction, her novel Spark won the 2019; American Fiction Award for Inspirational Fiction and the 2019 Living Now Book Award for Adventure Fiction, and her Handbook of Arts-Based Research won the 2018 USA Best Book Award for best academic book. She has received career awards from the New England Sociological Association, the American Creativity Association, the American Educational Research Association, the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, and the National Art Education Association. In 2018, she was honored by the National Women's Hall of Fame and SUNY-New Paltz established the Patricia Leavy Award for Art and Social Justice. Her website is www.patricialeavy.com.

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