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International Journal of Art & Design Education

Recording the Creative Process: An Empirical Basis for Practice-Integrated Research in the Arts

Volume 26.2   2007

GILLHAM, BILL and McGILP, HELEN

 

A case is made for a form of narrative reporting (the Creative Process Journal) as a methodology for practice-integrated research in the arts. It is argued that this stage of research creativity, which applies in all domains of academic study but is often not reported, is fundamental to the kind of arts research which allocates practice a central role. The practical and technological character of making a CPJ, and its consequent benefits to the maker-researcher are outlined.