Popularizing Scholarly Research: Research Methods and Practices (Paperback)
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A detailed look at various ways to conduct research for public scholarship Traditional research practices have often been critiqued for resulting in a wellspring of research that circulates exclusively within academic circles and garners small readership. With opinions and values shifting in the world of academia, public scholarship is on the rise. Popularizing Scholarly
Research: Research Methods and Practices focuses on how to use and implement both traditional and emergent research methods in order to contribute to public scholarship. This book contextualizes the role of digital resources such as blogs, social media, and email in the move toward making
scholarship accessible and explains the role of research methods in knowledge construction and dissemination. Drawing from the authoritative Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship, an impressive list of interdisciplinary contributors expand on survey research, interviews, oral history,
ethnography, autoethnography, evaluation, literature, visual art, health theatre, narrative film, and a range of methods that rely on the internet and social media. Because of this and Patricia Leavy's robust introduction and supplementary resources, this book is an essential resource for scholars
looking to create more accessible research and further the efforts of public scholarship.
About the Author
Patricia Leavy, Ph.D., is an independent sociologist and bestselling author. She has published over thirty books, earning commercial and critical success in both nonfiction and fiction, and her work has been translated into many languages. Among her book publications, she is the author of MethodMeets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice, now in its third edition, and Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Approaches. She is series creator and editor for ten book series with Oxford University Press, Guilford Press, andBrill/Sense, including the ground-breaking Social Fictions series. She is also cofounder and co-editor-in-chief of Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal. She has received numerous accolades for her books. Recently, her novel Film won the 2020 American Fiction Award forInspirational Fiction, her novel Spark won the 2019 American Fiction Award for Inspirational Fiction and the 2019 Living Now Book Award for Adventure Fiction, and her Handbook of Arts-Based Research won the 2018 USA Best Book Award for best academic book. She has received career awards from the NewEngland Sociological Association, the American Creativity Association, the American Educational Research Association, the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, and the National Art Education Association. In 2018, she was honored by the National Women's Hall of Fame and SUNY-New Paltzestablished the Patricia Leavy Award for Art and Social Justice. Her website is www.patricialeavy.com.