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Title: A post-hoc elucidation and contextualisation of Between Carterhaugh and Tamshiel Rig : a borderline episode, taken as a model for 'writing up' creative practice-led doctoral research projects
Author: Biggs, Iain Adam.
ISNI:       0000 0001 2418 9029
Awarding Body: University of the West of England, Bristol,
Current Institution: University of the West of England, Bristol
Date of Award: 2005
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The thesis argues that the artist's book Between Carlerhaugh and Tamshiel Rig: a borderline episode (2004) offers a valid and innovative model for writing-up creative practice-led research at doctoral level. It sets out a post-hoc elucidation and contextualisation of the creative / pedagogic / research position adopted there in the context of the wider 'politics' of the university sector. The Introduction provides aims and objectives, a rationale for the 'anthropological' methodology and 'polytheistic' terminology used, locating the project both generally and in the particular context of the AHRB bid that funded the book's production. Chapter One provides historical and pedagogic accounts of shifts from 'professional practice' to 'creative practice research' in the context of Gibbons et ai's discussion of 'knowledge production', seen in the context of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and the politics of 'scientific' models of cultural evaluation. Both Apollonian and Hermetic perspectives are discussed. Chapter Two offers a discussion of the author's relevant research outputs between 1994 - 2005 as a context for the AHRB bid, raising issues of contingency, the 'metaphoric field', and Paul Ricoeur's 'Hermetic' understanding of 'new knowledge'. Chapter Three discusses the duel evaluation of Between Carlerhaugh and Tamshiel Rig and some of the implications arising from it. The conclusion claims the validity of the model for 'writing up' doctoral study has been demonstrated. Salient points identified include the voluntary accommodation between Hermetic and Hestian perspectives, issues of contingency and of 'approximate knowledge', both seen in the context of the work of Paul Ricoeur. The positive outcome of the double evaluation process is also cited. The author's contribution to the CHEAD paper Types of Research in the Creative Arts and Design is taken as further evidence that the project has made a contribution to the sector's self-understanding through a more accurate account of the psychosocial context within which research is conducted in the UK.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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