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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Fiction, Arts-Based Research, How-To, Qualitative Approach

Author Bio(s)

Aniuska M. Luna is a Ph.D. graduate from Nova Southeastern University’s Conflict analysis and resolution (CAR) program. She holds graduate certificates in Peace studies and CAR, and a Master in Cross - disciplinary studies. Her undergraduate background is in modern languages (BA in Spanish) and Latin American studies (certificate). She is not currently affiliated with an institution. Correspondence regarding this review can be addressed directly to : Aniuska M. Luna at Email: aniuska@nova.edu

Publication Date

3-1-2015

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