chapter  6
Writing about Research Methods in the Arts and Humanities: Gabriele Griffin
ByGABRIELE GRIFFIN
Pages 14

Writing about research methods in the arts and humanities is not easy, in part because of the history of silence (of which more below) surrounding the research process in certain arts/humanities disciplines,1 and in part because what we understand by ‘arts and humanities’ is a contested terrain, increasingly so in a research age when interdisciplinarity is on the rise. From the point of view of a researcher, however, it is important to be able to articulate what research processes she has undertaken, not least because research funders, including for the arts/humanities, increasingly require that one discuss in detail the method/ologies underpinning one’s research. In the following I shall therefore fi rst discuss the relationship of the arts/humanities to research method/ologies more generally, then discuss specifi c ways of articulating research methods in arts/humanities from a researcher’s point of view.