Richard Phillips and Helen Kara, Creative Writing for Social Research: A Practical Guide – Policy Press, 2021

Richard Phillips and Helen Kara, Creative Writing for Social Research: A Practical Guide – Policy Press, 2021

This groundbreaking book brings creative writing to social research. Its innovative format includes creatively written contributions by researchers from a range of disciplines, modelling the techniques outlined by the authors. The book is user-friendly and shows readers: 

• how to write creatively as a social researcher; 

• how creative writing can help researchers to work with participants and generate data; 

• how researchers can use creative writing to analyse data and communicate findings.

Inviting beginners and more experienced researchers to explore new ways of writing, this book introduces readers to creatively written research in a variety of formats including plays and poems, videos and comics. It not only gives social researchers permission to write creatively but also shows them how to do so.

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