Research Innovation: Advancing Arts-based Research Methods to Make Sense of Micro-moments Framed by Dementia
Keywords:arts-based research, situated art intervention, aesthetic analysis, practice-led research, dementia
In this article we discuss how to develop methodological tools to guide social innovation in the arts and health movement. We approach this question by making research within Artful Dementia Research Lab as transparent as possible by 1) describing study designs 2) presenting arts-based datasets, and 3) giving insight into what we define as aesthetic analysis. We outline four premisses of situated art intervention research and what it can add to practice-led research. We close with an invitation to the reader to further discuss how to make arts-based research methods more visible and bringing them to the table of established research standards.
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