Making some sense today of Robin Nelson’s work on practice as research, as mentioned by Dani in last week’s seminar.
Summary of adjustments from practitioner to practitioner-researcher: • Specify a research inquiry at the outset. • Set a timeline for the overall project including the various activities involved in a multi- mode inquiry. • Build moments of critical reflection into the timeline, frequently checking that the research inquiry remains engaged and evidence is being collected. • In documenting a process, capture moments of insight. • Locate your praxis in a lineage of similar practices. • Relate the specific inquiry to broader contemporary debate (through reading and exposition of ideas with references). (p29), Nelson, Robin. 2013., Practice as Research in the Arts : Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances. [online]. Palgrave Macmillan. Available from:<http://www.myilibrary.com?ID=495549> 21 April 2015
Reading this chapter is like leaning back on a big, comfortable mattress of “you’re doing okay”.