Visual arts as a tool for phenomenology

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In this article I explain the process and benefits of using visual arts as a tool within a transcendental phenomenological study. I present and discuss drawings created and described by four participants over the course of twelve interviews. Findings suggest the utility of visual arts methods within the phenomenological toolset to encourage participant voice through easing communication and facilitating understanding.
Original languageEnglish
Article number15
Number of pages22
JournalForum Qualitative Sozialforschung
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018


  • arts-based research
  • arts-informed research
  • participant voice
  • visual arts
  • drawing
  • art elicitation techniques
  • transcendental phenomenology
  • graduate student mother
  • DocMama
  • mothers and art
  • gender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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