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Critical reflections on methodological challenge in arts and dementia evaluation and research

Gray, Karen; Chester Evans, Simon; Griffiths, Amanda; Schneider, Justine M.

Authors

Karen Gray

Simon Chester Evans

AMANDA GRIFFITHS amanda.griffiths@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Occupational Health Psychology

JUSTINE SCHNEIDER justine.schneider@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Mental Health & Social Care



Abstract

Methodological rigour, or its absence, is often a focus of concern for the emerging field of evaluation and research around arts and dementia. However, this paper suggests that critical attention should also be paid to the way in which individual perceptions, hidden assumptions and underlying social and political structures influence methodological work in the field. Such attention will be particularly important for addressing methodological challenges relating to contextual variability, ethics, value judgement, and signification identified through a literature review on this topic. Understanding how, where and when evaluators and researchers experience such challenges may help to identify fruitful approaches for future evaluation.
This paper is based upon a presentation on the subject given at the First International Research Conference on the Arts and Dementia: Theory, Methodology and Evidence on 9 March 2017.

Citation

Gray, K., Chester Evans, S., Griffiths, A., & Schneider, J. M. (2018). Critical reflections on methodological challenge in arts and dementia evaluation and research. Dementia, 17(6), 775-784. doi:10.1177/1471301217734478

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 1, 2017
Online Publication Date Oct 5, 2017
Publication Date Aug 1, 2018
Deposit Date Sep 4, 2017
Publicly Available Date Oct 5, 2017
Journal Dementia
Print ISSN 1471-3012
Electronic ISSN 1741-2684
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 6
Pages 775-784
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301217734478
Keywords arts evaluation methodology methodological challenge epistemology methods complexity
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45420
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1471301217734478
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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