A manifesto for performative research

Haseman, Bradley C. (2006) A manifesto for performative research. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, pp. 98-106.


Researchers in the arts, media and design often struggle to find serviceable methodologies within the orthodox research paradigms of quantitative and qualitative research. In response to this and over the past decade, practice-led research has emerged as a potent strategy for those researchers who wish to initiate and then pursue their research through practice. This paper examines the dynamics and significance of practice-led research and argues for it to be understood as a research strategy within an entirely new research paradigm - Performative Research. Taking it’s name from J.L. Austin’s speech act theory, performative research stands as an alternative to the qualitative and quantitative paradigms by insisting on different approaches to designing, conducting and reporting research. The paper concludes by observing that once understood and fully theorised, the performative research paradigm will have applications beyond the arts and across the creative and cultural industries generally.

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ID Code: 3999
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: practice, led Research, Research methodology, performative research, HERN
ISSN: 1329-878X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Brad C. Haseman
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 03 May 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:18

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