I write this review as a recommendation for potential readers: those who are new to and veterans with respect to arts-based research. Arts-Based Research in Education: Foundations for Practice is edited by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor and Richard Siegesmund, with contributions from 22 authors and a cover artist. In addition to providing some information from a usual structure around contents, central themes and concepts, intended audience, genres of writing styles, strengths and weaknesses, and uniquenesses, I primarily focus on the content of the chapter entitled “Four guiding principles for arts-based research practice” which I found extraordinarily significant in the second edition of this book and most meaningful for those planning their arts-based research projects.


arts-based research, usual structure, genres of writing styles, strengths and weaknesses

Author Bio(s)

Niroj Dahal, Ph.D., Scholar in STEAM Education, works at Kathmandu University School of Education under the department of STEAM Education as a lecturer. His research interests include ICT in education, qualitative research, mathematics education, open, distance & e-learning, STEAM education, research and development, and ICT & e-Research. Mr. Dahal has been teaching graduate and undergraduate students for over a decade. He has also been continuously taking part and presenting his research and practices in more than a dozen plus national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars. He has published articles, research notes, editorials, book reviews, and book chapters in various national and international journals and publication presses in the field of ICT, qualitative research, education in general and mathematics education in particular, and STEAM education. He may be contacted by e-mail at niroj@kusoed.edu.np.


I am grateful to Sally St. George, the Co-Editor-in-Chief of TQR, for her essential assistance in making this book review more accessible to global readers.

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