Includes bibliographical references and index.
By way of a foreword : 'Alice is in wonderland' : discuss / Mike Press -- 1. Planning the journey : introduction to research in art and design -- 2. Mapping the terrain : methods of contextualizing research -- 3. Locating your position : orienting and situating research -- 4. Crossing the terrain : establishing appropriate research methodologies -- 5. Interpreting the map : methods of evaluation and analysis -- 6. Recounting the journey : recognizing new knowledge and communicating research findings -- Appendix 1: Taxonomy of assessment domains -- Appendix 2: Criteria for assessing PhD work -- Appendix 3: What does it mean to be 'original'? -- Appendix 4: Postgraduate portfolio of evidence (using taxonomy of assessment domains) -- Glossary : research terms relevant to the art and design context.
"Visualizing Research guides postgraduate students in art and design through the development and implementation of a research project, using the metaphor of a 'journey of exploration'. For use with a formal programme of study, from masters to doctoral level, the book derives from the creative relationship between research, practice and teaching in art and design. It extends generic research processes into practice-based approaches more relevant to artists and designers, introducing wherever possible visual, interactive and collaborative methods." "Visualizing Research draws on the experience of researchers in different contexts and includes case studies of real projects. Although written primarily for postgraduate students, research supervisors, managers and academic staff in art and design and related areas, such as architecture and media studies, will find this a valuable research reference."--BOOK JACKET.