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Critical Reflections on Methodological Challenge in Arts and Dementia Evaluation and Research

Gray, Karen, Evans, Simon, Griffiths, A. and Schneider, J. (2018) Critical Reflections on Methodological Challenge in Arts and Dementia Evaluation and Research. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 17 (6). pp. 775-784. ISSN 1471-3012 Online 1741-2684

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Abstract

Methodological rigour, or its absence, is often a focus of concern for the emerging field of evaluation and research around arts and dementia. However, this paper suggests that critical attention should also be paid to the way in which individual perceptions, hidden assumptions and underlying social and political structures influence methodological work in the field. Such attention will be particularly important for addressing methodological challenges relating to contextual variability, ethics, value judgement, and signification identified through a literature review on this topic. Understanding how, where and when evaluators and researchers experience such challenges may help to identify fruitful approaches for future evaluation. This paper is based upon a presentation on the subject given at the First International Research Conference on the Arts and Dementia: Theory, Methodology and Evidence on 9 March 2017.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: arts, evaluation, methodology, methodological challenge, epistemology methods, complexity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Karen Gray
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 09:27
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 01:00
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5845

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