Inventing with artifacts Typical of the humanities, e.g., literary studies, philosophy, history, etc. Purpose: To make the familiar strange. Inventing a public, or community-based research Practiced by researchers across the disciplines in partnership with the community. Purpose: To turn imagination into reality. Social invention Typical of the social sciences, e.g., anthropology, psychology, poli sci, sociology, etc. Purpose: To turn answers into questions.
Points of Contrast between Traditional Academic Research and Community-Based Research (CBR)
By nature contemplative.
Governed by disciplinary rules .
By nature active .
Governed by circumstantial demands .
Common Ground between Traditional Research and CBR
BOTH involve writing .
CBR draws on the research methods used in the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences.
BOTH require us to exercise our critical and creative powers simultaneously.