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    DescriptionEthnographic performance has been enthusiastically embraced by qualitative researchers as a powerful way to bring a research report to life, especially in the fields of education, health and community studies, where it is being increasingly employed in research and post-graduate training. Most accounts are of successful projects and barely acknowledge the complex problem at the heart of ethnodrama. In blending the demands of research with the aesthetic of theatre and other agendas like education or therapy, it is inevitably compromised: choices and trade-offs are constantly made. In this book, the authors explore the paradoxes of the form - and its usefulness and appeal. Five groups of researcher/performers have bravely offered their projects up for critical examination to provide case studies for the book. "Performing Research" is valuable and thought-provoking reading for qualitative researchers looking for innovative and imaginative ways of presenting research and engaging with communities in its reporting. It is essential reading for anybody thinking of using live or theatrical methods of reporting research.

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    Performing Research
    Tensions, Triumphs and Trade-offs of Ethnodrama
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Judith Ackroyd, By (author) John O'Toole
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781858564463
    ISBN 10: 1858564468

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    LC classification: H61 .A383 2010
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    Institute of Education Press
    Imprint name
    Trentham Books Ltd
    Publication date
    30 September 2010
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    Author Information
    John O'Toole is Chair of Arts Education at the University of Melbourne and Judith Ackroyd is Dean of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Regent's College, London. Both are internationally known drama researchers, educators and authors. The case study writers come from a contrasting range of education, health and community studies contexts in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong.
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    "Performing Research is highly recommended reading for all arts-based educational researchers, particularly those with a drama/theatre disciplinary focus.Ackroyd & O'Toole's text serves as excellent reading for courses in advanced qualitative research, narrative inquiry, theatre- in education and, of course, ethnodrama/performance ethnography." -- Johnny Saldana Arizona State University, International Journal of Education and the Arts