Patricia Leavy, PhD, is an independent scholar and the former Chair of Sociology and Founding Director of the Gender Studies Program at Stonehill College. She is the author or coauthor of numerous books on research methods, arts-based research, and transdisciplinary research. She is also a novelist and the editor of five book series. Dr. Leavy was named the New England Sociologist of the Year by the New England Sociological Association and is the recipient of the Special Achievement Award from the American Creativity Association, which honors creativity and innovation in every field. She lectures, presents workshops, and is frequently cited in the media for her expertise in gender and popular culture. Her website is www.patricialeavy.com.
1. Social Research and the Creative Arts: An Introduction 2. Narrative Inquiry and Fiction-Based Research (Exemplar: Selection from American Circumstance by Patricia Leavy) 3. Poetic Inquiry (Exemplar: Children’s Poetic Voices by April R. Mandrona) 4. Music as Method (Online Exemplar: The Beauty of Song by Danny Bakan) 5. Dance and Movement as Inquiry (Online Exemplar: Gender Icons by Jack Migdalek) 6. Theater, Drama, and Film (Exemplar: Blink by Mary E. Weems) (Online Exemplar: SAILing into UNI(versity) by Anne Harris) 7. The Visual Arts (Exemplar: Integrating Artistic Process into Qualitative Research by Carolyn Jongeward) 8. Evaluation 9. Bridging the Art-Science Divide