Alternative forms of data representation have been widely recommended, including the writing of poems as educational research. The arts have their own ways. What qualifications do arts-based researchers need to have? How does one judge the quality of the product? Using part of a novel and three of her own poems as illustrations, the author, a qualitative researcher and literary writer, conjectures about the notion of quality and qualification in the use of art forms as qualitative research.
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