Portrait of the artist as a feminist, practice-led researcher

Coombs, Courtney (2013) Portrait of the artist as a feminist, practice-led researcher. In Fourteenth Humanities Postgraduate Research Conference : Rites of Spring, 14–15 November 2013 , Perth, Western Australia. (Unpublished)

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Becoming a researcher, like any process of cultural initiation, is a complicated negotiation of processes and identity. While it is tempting to imagine that a researcher is just 'one who researches', the reality is far more complex and can be thought of as a journey rather than a sudden change of role. In practice-led research there is often a final and difficult assessment that needs to be made of that journey, and this requires the collation and integration of seemingly schizophrenic elements into one coherent body of findings. This paper attempts to outline the underlying “system of methods used in a particular area of study or activity” that have defined my research journey. It discusses the various elements that have informed and directed this enquiry, which include, but are not limited to: practice-led research, reflexivity, and post/academic writing, all underpinned by a feminist approach.

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ID Code: 69994
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 please consult author(s)
Deposited On: 07 May 2014 22:40
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