Research Reading List

Practice Based-Research Initial Reading List

E. Barrett, E and Bolt, B (2010) [2007] (eds) Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry, London and New York: I.B. Tauris

Collier, J and Collier, M (1986) Visual Anthropology: Photography as a Research Method, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press (revised and expanded edition)

Elkins, J (2009) (Ed.) Artists with PhDs: On the new Doctoral Degree in Studio Art, Washington DC: New Academia Publishing

Hannula, M., Suoranta J. and Vadén, T. (2005) Artistic Research: Theories, Methods and Practices, Helsinki and Gothenburg: Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki and University of Gothenburg

Hannula, M. (2008) ‘Catch Me if You Can’ in Talkin’ Loud & Sayin’ Something: Four Perspectives of Artistic Research, Art Monitor: A Journal of Artistic Research, No 4

Knowles, J.G. and Cole, A. (2008) (Eds): Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research: Perspectives, Methodologies, Examples, and Issues. London: Sage

Macleod, K. and Holdridge, L. (2006) (eds.) Thinking Through Art: Reflections on Art as Research, London and New York: Routledge

Smith, H and Dean, R.T (2009) (eds) Practice-led Research, Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Michael Biggs and Henrik Karlsson, eds. The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts, Routledge 2011

Henk Borgdorff, The Conflict of the Faculties: Perspectives on Artistic Research and Academia, Leiden University Press 2012

Michael Schwab & Henk Borgdorff, The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia, Leiden University Press, 2014

Donald Schön, The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action, Temple Smith, 1984

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR),

Some general research readings

E.M. Phillips, D.S. Pugh: How to Get a Ph.D.: A Handbook for Students and their Supervisors. O.U. Press. This book is a handbook and a survival manual which discusses the nature of a Ph.D. qualification, methodology and the overall process of research degree registration. The difficulties in achieving a Ph.D. are discussed in a chapter entitled ‘How Not to Get a Ph.D.’. Included in the book are many honest quotes from candidates and supervisors which many candidates will relate to.
P. Cryer: The Research Student’s Guide to Success. Open University Press. Described as providing practical information for the process of research study.

L. Orna, G. Stevens: Managing Information for Research. Open University Press: Described as a book for first-time researchers, which addresses time management, organising information, producing written work, etc.
SERC: Research Student and Supervisor: An Approach to Good Supervisory Practice. A useful common sense booklet particularly useful for supervisors. Copies are available from the Graduate School.

R. Murray: How to Write a Thesis. Open University Press.
M. Wilkin: Learning to Teach in Higher Education. CEDAR. Described as a manual for teaching assistants and graduate students who are teaching undergraduate students for the first time. It includes practical advice on preparing handouts, using audio-visual aids, giving a lecture and evaluating a teaching session.

J. Bell: Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time Researchers in Education and Social Science. Open University Press.
P. Salmons: Achieving a Ph.D. – Ten Students’ Experience. Trentham Books.
H.S. Becker: Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book or Article. University of Chicago Press.

J.W. Cresswell: Research Design; Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Sage Publications.

P. Cunleavy: Authoring a Ph.D. How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Dissertation. Palgrave Macmillan.

R. Murray: How to Survive your Viva. Open University Press.

S. Delamont, P. Atkinson, O Parry: Successful Research Careers: a Practical Guide. Open University Press.
Available electronically from PU
Barrett, Estelle, Bolt, Barbara (2007): Practice as research: approaches to creative arts enquiry.

Biggs, M and Karlsson, H Routledge (2010) (eds) Companion to Research in the Arts, New York and London: Routledge

Gray, C, Malins, J 2004. Visualizing research: a guide to the research process in art and design

Hannula, M. (2005) ‘The Responsibility and Freedom of Interpretation’ in Miles, M. (ed.) New Practices, New Pedagogies: a Reader, London and New York: Routledge

Leavy, P (2009) Method Meets Art: Arts-based Research Practice,  New York and London: The Guilford press
Macleod, K. and Holdridge, L. (2005) ‘Related Objects of Thought: Art and Thought, Theory and Practice’ in Miles, M. (ed.) New Practices, New Pedagogies: a Reader, London and New York: Routledge

Phillips, Estelle, Pugh, Salman (2010): How to get a PhD: a handbook for students and their supervisors
Smith, Hazel, Dean, R. T. (2009): Practice-led research, research-led practice in the creative arts

Sullivan, G (2010) (2nd Edition) Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in Visual Arts, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC: Sage