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Springfield College Course Info

Springfield, Massachusetts


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ATPY 622

Applications of Arts-Based Research Methods in Art Therapy

This course expands the knowledge base of research design paradigms relevant to the core domains of art therapy and provides students with tools to deconstruct, analyze and report both visual and written data. Students examine key methodologies utilized by art therapists and how research informs post-modern structures of inquiry. These include Arts Based Research models prevalent in Art Therapy such as: Studio-based models, Participatory-Action Research, Anthropological Research, Case Study, and narrative as Written and Visual Inquiry. The course focuses on the development of the literature review as a way to build strong cases to support methodology. Existing research data is utilized as a teaching tool to breakdown, analyze and write about research literature within design paradigms covered in this class

Units: 2.0

RSCH 615 - Qualitative Research Methodology
RSCH 610 - Foundations and Methods of Research
ATPY 626 - Introduction to Art Therapy Research