REC met with Patricia Leavy, editor of the Handbook of Arts-Based Research (Guilford Press, 2018) and Louis-Claude Paquin, professor at the École des médias UQAM, to ask them six questions on the emergence, definition, methodologies, challenges and future of research-creation.
Dr. Patricia Leavy is an independent sociologist, best-selling author and editor. She has published extensively in the field of qualitative and mixed methods research and is a leading proponent of Arts-Based Research (ABR). Using fiction-based research as one of her methods, she has published critically acclaimed novels, including the Candy Floss Collection, a 2020 edition of three of her previous social fiction books.
Louis-Claude Paquin is a professor at the École des médias de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a founding member of the international research-creation network Hexagram. After having taught and studied rhetoric and interactive multimedia creation for many years, he teaches the epistemology and methodology of research-creation. His recent work focuses on mapping the research-creation literature, as well as the unique research-creation practices of Hexagram members. His most recent writing project is entitled “Faire de la recherche-création par cycles heuristiques” and is available online under a Creative Commons license, as are several of his other contributions (lcpaquin.com).