Making Sense in science
(This text is in English since most scientific researchers operate in an international discours.)
As a scientific researcher, you are expected to eliminate any emotions, meanings and subjectivity as much as possible in order to produce valid results and avoid bias. You design your research process rationally, and basically, your work takes place in your head.
However, in the field where you perform your research, you feel that you are missing essential input by limiting your research to measurable and tangible data.
When building GIS-data, maps and demographic data, you notice that subjective knowledge based on perception and identity of a place and it’s community is not on your map.
Arts-based research methods can make subjective knowledge productive in scientific research.
Educated and experienced as an artist (BA) ánd a social-scientific researcher (MSc.), I develop educational sessions for scientific researchers who seek qualitative, arts-based research methods for their research proposal by:
In these sessions, we explore arts-based methods and we discuss the quality and applicability of the data you may collect with these methods.
Risks of working with these alternative methods are transformed into chances for your research.
In 1:1 consultancy sessions, your actual research project is the starting point in our dialogue.
Mapping Tranquillity is an example of a 1:1 consultancy – collaboration between me and a PhD-researcher in developping a qualitative mapping method for ‘tranquillity’ as a spatial quality.
” The way you listen and invite me to talk about my research questions helps me to clarify and deepen what matters to me as a researcher” –
I offer standard lectures and tailor-made sessions for BA/MA/PhD researchers based on a charge of € 90/hour.
I look forward to hear about your research project and challenges!