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:<> 21 April 2015

Reading this chapter is like leaning back on a big, comfortable mattress of “you’re doing okay”.