Cut It Up and Put It Back Together: Cut-up and Collage as Tools to Overcome Academic Deadlock

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  • Anna Bager-Elsborg
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  • Daphne Loads, Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
This ‘On the Horizon’ paper concerns creativity in the research process as a way to overcome unhelpful pre-understandings and
‘false clarity’. This paper gives an idea of how we can allow research to be as complex and messy as reality. Cut-up and collage
are introduced and suggested as a way of letting go of rational analysis and allowing subconscious observations to come forward.
The research example is from a project examining the disciplinary characteristics of academic law in a research intensive
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2016

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