I’m a sociologist specializing in research methodology. I’m also a novelist. When my latest novel, Spark, was released, people remarked that it seemed inevitable for me to combine my two passions. I agree. In some ways this is probably always where my work was heading, although it necessarily took a long time to get here. I’d like to share why as a scholar I turned to fiction, the inspiration for Spark, and my hopes for the book.
Research Methodology, Arts-Based Research, Writing, Fiction, Teaching, Pedagogy
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Leavy, P. (2019). Spark: Why I Wrote a Novel Designed to Teach the Research Process. The Qualitative Report, 24(3), 559-562. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol24/iss3/9