Artful research approaches in #amwritingwithbaby: Qualitative analysis of academic mothers on Facebook

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Abstract

This study contemplates one facet of academic motherhood through the use of artful research approaches in qualitative research to examine the (im)balance of being a mother writing academic works while raising and caring for a young child, as presented in an online hashtag Facebook campaign, #amwritingwithbaby. Specifically, this study uses an analysis of online posts and arts-based representations of findings through a comparison of narrative, poem, and word clouds. Through using popular media for representing the findings, this study helps address the accessibility of artful inquiry into the growing body of works seeking equity for women and mothers in academia.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLearning Landscapes
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • arts-based research
  • arts methods
  • qualitative research
  • qualitative methods
  • motherhood
  • mothering
  • academic mothers
  • social media
  • Facebook
  • motherscholar
  • mother-scholar

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