I encountered a number of methodological and ethical challenges when designing and carrying out my doctoral research. The study involved three applied theatre companies in three different countries. I looked critically with them at issues of concern about managing funding relationships. In this presentation I reflect on the challenge of moving from the 'what' and the 'why' of this research, to the 'how'. Drawing on ethnography, applied theatre and organisational research, I unpack my thinking around forming reciprocal research relationships, working across multiple sites and the relationship between research and practice.
This presentation was developed into a written article:
Mullen, M. (2014). Inviting entanglements: Researching within applied theatre companies. Applied
Theatre Research, 2(1), 33-47. doi:10.1386/atr.2.1.33_1Â
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