Arts-Based Evaluation and Stress. By Andy Johnson

Arts-Based Evaluation and Stress. By Andy Johnson

Arts-based evaluation uses artistic techniques to collect, evaluate, and report data. My approach to ABE relies on applied neuroaesthetics, or the science of how our brains interpret and produce art. As each part of the brain controls multiple functions, seeing or...
Your qualitative research project wants to be a comic book. Here’s ours. By Jeff Severns Guntzel

Your qualitative research project wants to be a comic book. Here’s ours. By Jeff Severns Guntzel

I never read comic books as a kid. I fell in love with them as a grown man in 2004 when McSweeney’s published the 13th issue of their quarterly, which was “an assorted sampler of North American comic drawings, strips, and illustrated stories.” I spent hours and hours immersed in comics for the first time in my life. The comics artists featured in the issue were grappling with the questions and quagmires of existence, big and small. Kim Deitch got to know a death row inmate, was present at his execution, and told the story in his 6-page comic, “Ready to Die.”