Critical reflections on methodological challenge in arts and dementia evaluation and research

Gray, Karen and Chester Evans, Simon and Griffiths, Amanda and Schneider, Justine M. (2017) Critical reflections on methodological challenge in arts and dementia evaluation and research. Dementia . ISSN 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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: arts evaluation methodology methodological challenge epistemology methods complexity
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology
Identification Number: 10.1177/1471301217734478
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 13:52
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2017 11:13
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45420

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