Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

Creating a Culture of Inquiry in the Classroom

For the moment let’s set aside the details associated with various methodologies and think about the core elements of the research process. In most cases, we begin with a problem and define the questions we want to answer. We find … Continue reading

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Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies

Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies is an imaginative foray into rethinking how scholars approach the city and challenging assumptions around urban research. It mirrors recent academic debate seeking to innovate in contemporary university conditions and attempts to make social research … Continue reading

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The Methodology for Inequality

How does the methodology of looking at disparities differ from methods as applied to other research efforts? Most of the econometric methodologies for looking at disparities use the same tools and techniques used in looking at inequality generally. The best … Continue reading

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Ethnography in a Time of Upheaval – Arab Spring

In this interview with Leila Zaki Chakravarti, sociologist Mona Abaza explores how the obstacles encountered by researchers doing fieldwork in enduring political upheavals are addressed in the context of contemporary Egypt. Chakravarti is a research fellow at the SOAS Centre … Continue reading

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Young People’s Constructions of Self: Use and Analysis of Photo Methods

The article examines the use of photo-elicitation methods in an ESRC-funded study of young consumers. Participants were asked to take photographs of consumer items that were significant to them. These were subsequently used in recorded interviews as a trigger to elicit the discussion … Continue reading

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Di­gital ana­lysis de­ciphers how the an­cients thought

Together with her research group, Saana Svärd wants to find out what people living in the ancient Near East were thinking. They are turning to methods from the digital humanities for help. Saana Svärd’s research team is facing quite the challenge. … Continue reading

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Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research

For artists, scholars, researchers, educators and students of arts theory interested in culture and the arts, a proper understanding of the questions surrounding ‘interculturality’ and the arts requires a full understanding of the creative, methodological and interconnected possibilities of theory, … Continue reading

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Handbook of Arts-Based Research

Bringing together interdisciplinary leaders in methodology and arts-based research (ABR), this comprehensive handbook explores the synergies between artistic and research practices and addresses issues in designing, implementing, evaluating, and publishing ABR studies. Coverage includes the full range of ABR genres, … Continue reading

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Creative Tensions: A new approach for understanding

IDEO and the Sundance Institute have developed a very compelling way to generate discussion and curiosity. It is called Creative Tensions. And the premise is to physically take a stance along the line between opposing forces within a broader theme. … Continue reading

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Fostering Integrity in Research

The integrity of knowledge that emerges from research is based on individual and collective adherence to core values of objectivity, honesty, openness, fairness, accountability, and stewardship. Integrity in science means that the organizations in which research is conducted encourage those … Continue reading

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