Review: Valerie J. Janesick (2004). "Stretching" EXERCISES for Qualitative Researchers

Iain Lang

Abstract


If we accept that there are "harder" and "softer" forms of qualitative research, Valerie J. JANESICK's book is part of the softer side. She emphasizes the importance of imagination, creativity and open-mindedness; the "stretching exercises" she presents are likely to appeal to those who see their research and other aspects of their life as interdependent. The analogies she draws between yoga, dance and qualitative research may inspire—but those who are sceptical of artistic approaches to research are likely to find plenty to feel dubious about here.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs050113

Keywords


arts-based approaches to social research; imagination; creativity; exercises; holism; the quantitative-qualitative divide

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