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Research Methodologies in Arts

Code 13221
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 15
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Artes
Entry requirements None.
Learning outcomes This course aims to promote critical sense, the effectiveness in the implementation and publication of an investigation or a project, rigor, assertiveness and ethics of the students through the understanding and application of methodologies and relevant research techniques in the field of visual arts , performative, projective, cinematic and interactive, whether theoretical nature research, and art as its object or practical basis, taking art as beginning and an end.
We consider fundamental the development of the problematization capacity by selecting the approach methodology, diagnostic techniques, analysis and structuring the program, as well as strategy development and transmission of appropriate knowledge to practical purposes, according to the scientific and artistic paradigms and idiosyncrasies force .
The skills to be developed are both heuristics, theoretical, methodical, deductive, inductive and abductive up, as is so typical of the arts.
Syllabus I - Definitions
1. Science and common sense
2. Art and Science
3. Research, to and through the Arts
4. intermedia
5. Arts-based research
6. Problematic

II - Methodology
1. Programme and project
2. Field, object and subject
3. Type sources
4. Objectives
5. Questions, assumptions and analogies
6. Note, collection and interpretation
7. Qualitative and quantitative method
8. Logic inductive, deductive and abductive
9. Experimentation

III - Standards
1. Rules and techniques of observation and analysis
2. The distinction between quotation, paraphrase and plagiarism
3. Scientific Ethics and artistic
4. Referencing Standards (APA, etc.)
5. Format and presentation
6. The pre-textual, textual and post-textual
7. Document Types (report, essay, project, article, dissertation, thesis)
8. Annexes

IV - Edition
1. Structure / Diagram
2. Style / Plastic
3. Writing / Visual
4. Publication / Display
Main Bibliography ARCHER, B. (1995). The nature of research. Codesign, Interdisciplinary Journal of Design (January), 6–13.
BROUWER, J.; Mulder, A.; Nigten, A. (2005). Research and Development in Art. Rotterdam: V2/NAI.
BROWN, T, et alli (2011). En torno a la investigación artística. Barcelona: MACBA/UAB.
FEYERABEND, P. (1988). Against Method. London: Verso
FRAYLING, C. (1993). Research in Art and Design. London: Royal College of Art.
JÄRVINEN, P.(2004). On a variety of research output types. Tampere: University of Tampere.
KNOWLES, G.J. (2008). Handbook of the arts in qualitative research: Perspectives, methodologies, examples, and issues (511-525). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
LEAVY, P. (2009). Art meets method: Arts-based research practice. New York: Guilford Press.
ROSE, G. (2001). Visual methodologies: an introduction to the interpretation of visual materials, London: Sage
SULLIVAN, G. (2005). Art practice as research: Inquiry in the visual arts. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-02-23

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