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Museum Studies: Interviews
This purpose of this guide is to facilitate research in the area of museum studies.
At New York University, all research involving human subjects (funded or not funded) must be reviewed and approved by the University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) before being carried out.
Before beginning your research, you should consult the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects (UCAIHS) website linked to below to determine if your work must be reviewed and approved by UCAIHS. Please allow ample time before the start of your research to receive a response from UCAIHS.
Inclusive Arts Practice and Research by Alice Fox; Hannah MacphersonInclusive Arts Practice and Research interrogates an exciting and newly emergent field: the creative collaborations between learning-disabled and non-learning-disabled artists which are increasingly taking place in performance and the visual arts. In Inclusive Arts Practice Alice Fox and Hannah Macpherson interview artists, curators and key practitioners in the UK and US. The authors introduce and articulate this new practice, and situate it in relation to associated approaches. Fox and Macpherson candidly describe the tensions and difficulties involved too, and explore how the work sits within contemporary art and critical theory. The book inhabits the philosophy of Inclusive Arts practice: with Jo Offer, Alice Fox and Kelvin Burke making up the design team behind the striking look of the book. The book also includes essays and illustrated statements, and has over 100 full-colour images. Inclusive Arts Practice represents a landmark publication in an emerging field of creative practice across all the arts. It presents a radical call for collaboration on equal terms and will be an invaluable resource for anyone studying, researching or already working within this dynamic new territory.
Ethics in Qualitative Research by Melanie Mauthner (Editor); Julie Jessop (Editor); Tina Miller (Editor); Maxine Birch (Editor)This fresh, confident Second Edition expands its focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of doing qualitative research in light of new ethical dilemmas facing researchers today.In a climate of significant social and technological change, researchers must respond to increased ethical regulation and scrutiny of research. New sources, types of data and modes of accessing participants are all challenging and reconfiguring traditional ideas of the research relationship. This engaging textbook explores key ethical dilemmas - including research boundaries, informed consent, participation, rapport and analysis - within the context of a rapidly changing research environment. The book effectively covers the ethical issues related to the data collection process, helping readers to address the ethical considerations relevant to their research. This fully updated new edition:Maps the changing and increasingly technology-reliant aspects of research relationships and practices Provides researchers with guidance through practical examples, enabling those engaged in qualitative research to question and navigate in ethical ways This book is essential reading for all those engaged in qualitative research across the social sciences.
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2012-09-28
The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research by Patricia Leavy (Editor)The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research presents a comprehensive overview of the field of qualitative research. It is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the social sciences. The contributors represent some of the most influential and innovative researchers in the field as well as emerging scholars. This handbook provides a broad introduction to the field of qualitative research to those with little to no background in the subject, while simultaneously providing substantive contributions to the field that will be of interest to even the most experienced researchers. It serves as a user-friendly teaching tool suitable for a range of undergraduate or graduate courses, as well as individuals working on their thesis or other research projects. With a focus on methodological instruction, this volume offers both a retrospective and prospective view of the field. The first two sections explore the history of the field, ethics, and philosophical/theoretical approaches. The next three sections focus on the major methods of qualitative practice as well as newer approaches (such as arts-based research and internet research); area studies often excluded (such as museum studies and disaster studies); and mixed methods and participatory methods (such as community-based research). The next section covers key issues including data analysis, interpretation, writing and assessment. The final section offers a commentary about politics and research and the move towards public scholarship.
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
The Data Services team at NYU Libraries is available to assist with your data collection strategies and management. You can set up a consultation prior to beginning your interviews to get advice on which software to use, how to design a survey, how to interpret the results, and more.
There are certain considerations to take into account when interviewing an artist about their work. For example, are you gathering information for conservation purposes? Is the artist willing to share information about their creative methods? Are there other people such as a studio manager, assistant, or gallery owner who may be better suited to answer your questions? The guide linked to below developed by the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA) is a great resource to help you conduct an artist interview.