125-173). The author had three objectives for writing these original poems: (a) to represent faithfully the salient affective and psychosocial issues that he encountered in his interactions with the children, (b) to create aesthetically satisfying poems, and (c) as a means for the author of exploring his perceptions and feelings about the complex, personal issues implicated in cross-cultural and international helping. On the differences between scientific and artistic to qualitative research.

Fed you each day for months each bite you choked down. if that language from thy heart arise, … From this exercise, what emerges is a sense that for passages in which themes emerges, or where there is a relationship between two themes that can be emphasized, the tanka might be a good tool in data reduction and presentation. Poetry in qualitative inquiry refers to the use of poetry written by participants and/or by researchers themselves through all stages of research. Retrieved September 11, 2006, from http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-04/2-04langerfurman-e.htm. She follows me around the courtyard and tilts her head to shoulder whispering, que que. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 55(2), 84-93.

The authors wrote Japanese tankas as a means of representing interview data about the experience of ethnic identity of a biracial Native woman. The original poem is presented first. Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Qualitative/Critical Methods Conference, Pretoria, South Africa.

Contemporary methods for research in education (pp. Poetry as qualitative data for exploring social development and human experience in Latin America. Indo- Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, 3(1), 1-19. tortured laps around decaying courtyard garden of the hospital that is your lifelong home.

Waley, A. Social work practitioners working in an international capacity must recognize the complexity of their work and be open to ways of knowing that stimulate thinking rather than ways of knowing that narrowly prescribe their work. The most popular application of poetry includes its use as a tool of data representation and presentation. Elizabeth it is in vain you say 'Love not' — thou sayest it in so sweet a way: In vain those words from thee or L.E.L. Using poetry and narrative as qualitative data: Exploring a father's cancer through poetry. Lives in context: The art of life history research. Poindexter, C. C. (1997). Prosser, J. Because international social workers might easily be overwhelmed with the sheer magnitude of unfamiliar stimuli and working environments, developing a tool that will allow them to reflect concisely and accurately what they see, hear, think, and feel while they grapple with the demand to listen to their clients' needs and concerns is a compelling agenda. Please read and accept the terms and conditions and check the box to generate a sharing link.

Abstract. Despite these limitations, however, the use of poetry as a form of data reconstruction that creates evocative presentations of client stories provides a new way of looking at the presentation and understanding of the lived experience for both social work researchers and practitioners.

If we consider the desire for research to reach an audience and, ultimately, to have implications to those we are serving, social work researchers should consider this model as way of representing the qualitative data of diverse populations. Autoethnographic poems and narrative reflections: A qualitative study on the death of a companion animal. The consequences of poetic representation. First, the uses of poetry as a tool of qualitative social research are explored. These reflections serve as data as well as analysis of the original ethnographic verse. Abstract: In this article, the authors explore the use of the research poem, a powerful method of qualitative research, in an international social work context. Poetry as data analysis: Listening to the narratives of older minority HIV- affected caretakers. For instance, the poems used in this study as the primary text for analysis were written to capture the experience of the first author. Japanese poetry. Ueda, M. (1996).

It informs practice wisdom by allowing scientific information to be more than the consumption of quantitative data and instead creates a research experience that stimulates the critical thinking that is necessary for developing well-informed decision-making skills. You, Juanita, stricken with Polio, your face and limbs, fissile, useless. Social workers who engage in practice in an international context have the unique opportunity to learn about diverse lived experiences. Nursing reality as reflected in nurses' poetry. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 5(2). For those individuals engaged in international social work, the use of the research poem might be a powerful and concise way to transfer data to the reader, to complement their own necessary reflexivity, and to use the perspective of the person in the environment effectively.

Practice wisdom has been viewed as the transaction between scientific information and that of the phenomenological experience that is derived from interactions with clients (Klein & Bloom, 1995). Richardson, L. (1992). Flaxton, Australia: Post Pressed. First, the uses of poetry as a tool of qualitative social research are explored. Denzin, N. K. (1997). Not all social work researchers or practitioners are comfortable with creative writing or maintain the skill necessary to formulate client stories into poetry.

The model of data presentation has implications for social work researchers and practitioners, particularly those working in an international context facing the daunting task of coming to understand the unique experiences of people who are experiencing their world in a way that might be vastly different from that of the researcher or practitioner. The poems are data about both subject and author, and, significantly, about the relationship between them. Coming to see their work as qualitative data that can be developed into poetry, therefore informing other practitioners and researchers, allows researchers in our field to benefit from understanding and thinking about unique experiences across the world.

Being seeking telling: Expressive approaches to qualitative adult education research. It should be noted, however, that because each of the following research poems is of a condensed nature, all of the identified themes are not contained in each poem. This system has only rarely been used successfully in English poetry because of the strongly accentual nature of the English language. The term connotes the use of poetry less for expressive and literary means, and more for the purposes of generating or presenting data. Practice wisdom. It was used mainly by classical Greek and Roman poets. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Second, this model has implications for practice. Francis, Michael.

The tanka is far older and, in many ways, is of more historical significance than its cousin the haiku. The research endeavor is not viewed merely as an activity aimed at finding “facts” but, instead, is geared toward creating knowledge that might affect its audience intellectually and emotionally. Establishing trustworthiness in social work research: Implications from a study regarding spirituality. Zantippe's talents had enforced so well: Ah! It informs practice wisdom by allowing scientific information to be more than the consumption of quantitative data and instead creates a research experience that stimulates the critical thinking that is necessary for developing well-informed decision-making skills.

Because international social workers might easily be overwhelmed with the sheer magnitude of unfamiliar stimuli and working environments, developing a tool that will allow them to reflect concisely and accurately what they see, hear, think, and feel while they grapple with the demand to listen to their clients’ needs and concerns is a compelling agenda. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. These procedures are designed to provide structure to the research process and help implement a systematic process into data analysis and the creation of poetic research texts. Not all social work researchers or practitioners are comfortable with creative writing or maintain the skill necessary to formulate client stories into poetry. Relevance. For those individuals engaged in international social work, the use of the research poem might be a powerful and concise way to transfer data to the reader, to complement their own necessary reflexivity, and to use the perspective of the person in the environment effectively. Once these themes had been identified, the first author undertook the process of representing some of the observed themes in different poetic forms. Below is an acrostic poem about a subject named 'Elizabeth', by Edgar Allan Poe. It was used mainly by classical Greek and Roman poets. Too often, data re-presentation is seen as something separate from the research. scowl of caverns haunted only communication a sound folds nine year old arms, anger, never ready to comprehend the reasons for being thrown away, like littered, scavenged bones to the scrap-heap what nine year old folds her arms in anger, those abandoned by deathsome roadside She waits for voices hurled between fragile ears, what nine year old folds her arms in anger Alone in the gray soft shadows She waits for voices hurled between fragile ears the scowl of caverns haunted, Alone in the gray soft shadows her only communication a sound or maybe a word the scowl of caverns haunted She follows me around the courtyard, the reasons for being thrown away those abandoned by deathsome roadside She follows me around the courtyard like littered, scavenged bones to the scrap-heap.

Research collaborative scholarly creative writing: Two poems about quantitative research and two about qualitative research . Coming to understand the ways in which poetry represents a client’s story while also stimulating our reflexivity has implications for researchers and practitioners. This is not to say that no literary poem can be an accurate view of reality. Once these themes and codes were identified, the authors found key passages within the text that represented each theme. Such understandings might help develop one of the most essential attributes of practice in various professional disciplines: practice wisdom. The goal was to familiarize himself with the text. Furman, R. (2004b). Barone, T., & Eisner, E. (1997). The researcher conducted a fifth round of coding 2 weeks after the previous round using the identical method with the intent to discover any uncovered themes and to ensure accurate and adequate representation of the themes. Research collaborative scholarly creative writing : two poems about quantitative research and two about qualitative research. Less concerned with statistical generalizablity, such authors instead are interested in “metaphoric generalizablity,” the degree to which qualitative data penetrate the essence of human experience and reveals themselves fully to an engaged audience (Denzin, 1997; Oiler, 1983).