Creative Approaches to Research

CAR is currently published as an Open Access Journal. We invite papers of variable length, between 2000 and 7000 words, APA style. For inquiries and submissions, please send an email to:

Foreword from Laurel Richardson, Vol. 1, Issue 1
Foreword from Carolyn Ellis and Art Bochner, Vol. 1, Issue 2

Excerpt from Editorial, CAR (2012), Volume 5, Issue 1:

The essence of the debate about research in Australia is increasingly situated at the core of how education and aspects of schooling cultures in the 21st century accommodates the embodiment of differences and reflects alternative realities. CAR began its life five years ago with a commitment to offer fertile ground for creativity in all fields of academic endeavour. Perhaps, now more than ever, in the ERA of standardisation and performative norming, there is a need for a journal that sets out to do such work.

CAR has increasingly been attracting a readership and submissions from as far a field as the USA, the UK, North and South East Asia; from scholars whose scholarship traverses the disparate fields of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences. CAR is committed to promoting and publishing such scholarship and for providing a space that uniquely explores and innovates in research practice. It is our aim, as the editors of CAR, for the journal to situate scholastic discussion in the broader international context so that the implications of contemporary research can continue to be viewed from a big picture perspective.

Current Issue

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Creative Approaches to Research Vol 8 No 1


Curricular Change at the Vortex  Download Article
Jennifer McCloud, Gresilda A. Tilley-Lubbs, Rong Chang, Dyanis Popova, & Pamela Smart-Smith with Sandra Farmer, Deirdre Hand, Liz Klein, Xiaoyan Ma & Fairlight Meyer

Reimagining Aboriginality, Addictions, and Collaborative Research in Inner City Vancouver, Canada Download Article
Denielle Elliott, Marian Krawcyzk, Corrina Gurney, Archie Myran, Rod Rockthunder, & Lyanna Storm

Cap’n Psych Download Article
Elisabeth Lowenstein

Cargo-Cult Science and the Mimesis of Research Practice: Response to “Critical Discourse Analysis of Rhetoric Against Complementary Medicine” Download Article
Chris Fellows

Live! From Mount Olympus: Theatricizing Two Analyses of a Multimodal, Multimedia Composition Download Article
Anne W. Anderson, Patriann Smith, Jenifer Jasinski Schneider, & Aimee Frier

An Environmental Artist and PhD Candidate’s Observations of Globalism’s Post GFC Aftermath: Is There Economic Viability, for Marginalised Artists Creating the Culture of Environmental Sustainability? Download Article
John Dahlsen

Learning About the Money-Story through Stories, Art and Silences: Applying Indigenous Research Methodologies Download Article
Vinita Godinho, Roslyn Russell, & Supriya Singh

Past issues:

Creative Approaches to Research Vol 7 No 2

Creative Approaches to Research Vol 7 No 1

Creative Approaches to Research Vol 6 No 3

Creative Approaches to Research Vol 6 No 2

Creative Approaches to Research Vol 6 No 1

Creative Approaches to Research Vol 5 No 3

Creative Approaches to Research Vol 5 No 2

Creative Approaches to Research Vol 5 No 1


Dr Mark Vicars, Victoria University, Australia

International Advisory Board:

Professor Laurel Richardson, Ohio State University
Professor Carolyn Ellis, University of South Florida
Professor Art Bochner, University of South Florida
Professor Pat Sikes, University of Sheffield
Dr Monica Prendergast, Lesley University
Dr Carla Corroto, Radford University
Dr Kelly Clark/Keefe, Appalachian State University
Dr Sophie Tamas, Queen’s University
Professor Nita Cherry, Swinburne University
Dr Laura Brearley, RMIT University
Professor Elaine Martin, Victoria University

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