Creative Practice as Research: Discourse on Methodology

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In recent years artistic practice has developed into a major focus of research activity, both as process and product, and discourse in various disciplines have made a strong case for its validity as a method of studying art and the practice of art. This paper presents a methodological approach to creative practice as research, and includes an overview of the different types of practice-related research currently undertaken across a variety of disciplines; discussion of the purposes and applications of creative practice research; and the Practitioner Model of Creative Cognition sample methodology I developed through my own creative practice research. The online version of this paper is a living discussion of practice-based methodologies in creative practice research, included as part of the special issue The Disrupted Journal of Media Practice, and invites reader contributions and discussion for future revisions.


  • practice based research, methodology, arts research, creative writing, practice led research, creative research, auto-ethnomethodology, creative cognition
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-97
JournalJournal of Media Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2018

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