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Researching in the Age of COVID-19

Volume III: Creativity and Ethics

Edited by Helen Kara and Su-Ming Khoo


1 Oct 2020

Page count

208 pages




216 x 148 mm


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    'Researchers Respond to Covid-19: Interview with the Editors' in MethodSpace

    As researchers continue to adapt, conduct and design their research in the presence of COVID-19, new opportunities to connect research creativity and ethics have opened up. Researchers around the world have responded in diverse, thoughtful and creative ways –adapting data collection methods, fostering researcher and community resilience, and exploring creative research methods.

    This book, part of a series of three Rapid Responses, explores dimensions of creativity and ethics, highlighting their connectedness. It has three parts: the first covers creative approaches to researching. The second considers concerns around research ethics and ethics more generally, and the final part addresses different ways of approaching creativity and ethics through collaboration and co-creation.

    The other two books focus on Response and Reassessment, and Care and Resilience. Together they help academic, applied and practitioner-researchers worldwide adapt to the new challenges COVID-19 brings.

    Helen Kara has been an independent researcher since 1999 and specialises in creative research methods and ethics.

    Su-Ming Khoo is Lecturer in Political Science and Sociology, and leads the Environment, Development and Sustainability and Socio-Economic Impact Research Clusters at the National Univesity of Ireland Galway.

    Introduction ~ Su-ming Khoo and Helen Kara

    Section 1: Creative Approaches

    Creative design research methodologies ~ Sosa, R.

    Exploring the use of crafting and making during COVID-19 ~ Clarke, N. and Watson, D.

    Who am I writing for? ~ Ndlovu, D.

    Pandemic tales: exploring sense-making around COVID-19 lockdown rule breaking in New Zealand and the UK using story completion ~ Braun, V., Clarke, V. and Moller, N.

    Section 2: Exploring Ethics

    Conceptualising current research ethics in response to COVID-19: contradicting morality and economics ~ Malila, V.

    Culturally appropriate research methods for Human Rights Ethics Research during the COVID-19 pandemic ~ Lovo, E., Preston, R., Woodward, L., Baba, U., Larkins, S.

    Forced displacement of migrants from countries of origin and their transit migration through Mexico to the US ~ Rios-Contreras, N.

    Understanding stress and coping among persons of color in the US amidst the age of COVID-19 ~ Dodge Francis, C., Thompson-Robinson, M., Andrews, J., Burton T., Anderson, E., Ricker, K., Traylor, D., & Murphy-Belcaster, M.

    Section 3: Engaging in Co-Creation

    Turning COVID-19 into a comma: Learning from GLAM young people living in a pandemic about cultivating digital co-research-creation spaces that ignite curiosity and creativity ~ Coleman, K., Hiscock, R., Healy, S., Wouters, N., Martin, J., Campbell, L., Peck, S. and Belton, A.

    Doing design research with youth at/from the margins in pandemic times: challenges, inequalities and possibilities ~ Goldstein, R., Vasques, R. and Loschiavo, M.

    ‘More-than-human’ experiences of doctoral student writing ~ Waight, E.

    Farmer-led research to examine the challenges, coping strategies and innovations of local food producers and city dwellers during the pandemic ~ Henze, J., Paganini, N. and Stöber, S.

    Conclusion ~ Helen Kara and Su-ming Khoo