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 7 No 2


‘From the Space Between Us’: The Use of Poetics as a Hermeneutic Phenomenological Tool within Qualitative Physiotherapy Research
Diane Tasker, Stephen Loftus, & Joy Higgs Download Article

Cinderella, HerStory: An Alternate Pedagogical Approach to Aboriginal Women’s History
Briony Lipton Download Article

A Difficult Dinner Party — Being Loved and Safe: How Spirituality in Education Can Open Inclusive Practices
Sue Erica Smith, Flossie Peitch, Tarquam McKenna & Aue Te Ava Download Article

On Writing A Poem: A Phenomenological Inquiry
Anar Rajabali Download Article

The Inquisition/Torture of the Tenure Track
Gresilda A. Tilley-Lubbs Download Article

Silkscreen: Experience of Living and Leaving Abuse
Sherrie Gurel, B. Lee Murray, & Tim Claypool Download Article

Past issues:

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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