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Using Art in Data Collection and Dissemination


Presented by Jackie Aman, MPP, Research Scientist, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (Wilder Research)


717 Delaware St SE - Room 105

Participants will gain:

  • Why and when art can be a powerful tool in applied research – regardless of how “artistic” you consider yourself
  • New inspiration for how to make research more accessible and meaningful to the communities we serve and engage
  • Access to an academic research base for art in applied research
  • Concrete examples of projects that have integrated art at various points of the research cycle

Background: Art-based methods can make research more meaningful and enhance its impact – especially when partnering with communities that value and communicate through story-telling and other creative forms. Learn about two applied research projects that integrated art into different parts of the research cycle - as a data collection approach/method, as a mechanism for gaining community feedback, and as a final dissemination tool – as well as a brief overview of the academic research base for art-based methodologies. Bring your ideas and experiences of using art in applied research and community engagement. All are welcome at this seminar - you don’t need to consider yourself “artistic” to attend or to explore how to integrate art into research and dissemination.

Lunch by Pizza Luce will be available for the first 30 attendees. 

This event also will be recorded and posted on the CTSI website following the event. 

This seminar is part of an ongoing seminar series by CTSI that offers learning opportunities for faculty, staff, trainees, and students on a variety of research-related topics.


Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm