This is an informative, fun and interactive session that introduces you to what we mean by creative methods, and offers guidance on why, when and how you might use them in your research. It starts with an introduction to creative methods and how they relate to epistemological and ontological positions. Melanie Lovatt and Valerie Wright will then facilitate two interactive sessions – you can choose which one to take part in. One will focus on using fictional novels as a way to elicit new ways of thinking about the future. The other will consider how theatre can help to identify narratives of oppression and discrimination, and facilitate alternative narratives of resistance. By the end of the session you will have a greater understanding of how creative methods can generate new ways of sociological thinking, and how you might practically use them in your research.
Delivered by Dr Melanie Lovatt and Dr Valerie Wright, University of Stirling