Navigating methodological perspectives in doctoral research through creative practice: Two examples of research in crafts
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Original versionRiis, K., & Camilla Groth. (2020). Navigating methodological perspectives in Doctoral research through creative practice: Two examples of research in crafts . FormAkademisk - Forskningstidsskrift for Design Og Designdidaktikk, 13(4). https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.3704
Methodologies for conducting academic research in crafts through practice-led approaches are still emerging, and research methods are developing with each project. Through this article, we navigate the field from a doctoral candidate’s perspective, presenting the research field and some central issues researchers are confronted with in regard to epistemology, methodology and methods. We exemplify the arguments made through our own doctoral projects to solidify the points. The article discusses the methodological perspectives of these research projects, how and why they developed and changed over time and how they were influenced by external circumstances. We especially emphasise the challenges and opportunities of practice-led research in crafts and highlight the type of contribution to be had and its relevance for the practice field and related education.