As part of my analytical process of looking at data collected from a pilot study on the use of film in the classroom, I discovered that I had the space to engage in a creative analysis process. In this article, I propose that creative methods be employed when analyzing data. An arts-based approach to research (Barone & Eisner, 1997) led to two creative products for my research: Poetry, which has been used with research in the past (Cahnmann, 2003; McCullis, 2013) and mixed media. This article explores relevant literature about integrating poetry and other arts into analysis and serves to advocate for an arts-based process when trying to understand and represent study data.


Arts-Based Research, Poetry, Mixed Media, Qualitative Research, Analysis

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Jason D. DeHart is the doctoral candidate at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. DeHart teaches courses as an adjunct professor at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, and was a middle grades English teacher for eight years. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: jdehart@vols.utk.edu.

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