Methods in Arts-Based Health Research


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Methods in Arts-Based Health Research

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This course is an introduction to arts-based health research (ABHR), which involves the integration of creative art forms into health and health-related research practices. Students will investigate the conceptual foundations of ABHR and explore representative arts/creative modalities for generating, interpreting and representing health-related research (e.g., narrative, performance, visual arts, digital storytelling, to name a few) with a range of target populations. Through case studies and experiential learning, students will examine issues central to ABHR work including: methodological rigour and quality appraisal, evidence, ethics, epistemological tensions between arts achievement and health knowledge, as well as implementation challenges and policy opportunities for ABHR in Canada and the global context more broadly.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Methods in Arts-Based Health Research