Research written as fiction can expand the audience pool and reach of knowledge generated in an accessible, familiar and less convoluted format than its more traditional methodological counterparts. Leavy’s (2013) book demonstrates how this is the case. Sh e eases interested researchers into how to plan and execute fiction - based research, and provides examples, useful tips and resources. An issue that is not explored in detail, however, is the advantages for readers of reading texts produced through this met hodology over those produced by fiction writers. This issue aside, Fiction as a research practice: Short stories, novellas, and novels is a compellingly written “how - to” introduction to how researchers can explore the rich layers and meanings of their rese arch in a creative format.
Fiction, Arts-Based Research, How-To, Qualitative Approach
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Luna, A. M. (2015). A “How-To” Introduction on Pursuing Arts-Based Fiction Research and Writing as a Methodology: A Review of Fiction as Research Practice: Short Stories, Novellas, and Novels. The Qualitative Report, 20(3), 268-270. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol20/iss3/10