Patricia LeavyPatricia Leavy, PhD, is an independent sociologist, novelist, and former Chair of Sociology and Criminology and Founding Director of Gender Studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. She is the author, coauthor, or editor of 40 nonfiction and fiction books, which have received numerous awards and have been translated into multiple languages. She has served as the creator and editor of 10 book series and is cofounder of the journal Art/Research International. For her work in the field of research methods, Dr. Leavy has received honors including the Distinguished Service Outside the Profession Award from the National Art Education Association, the New England Sociologist of the Year Award from the New England Sociological Association, the Special Achievement Award from the American Creativity Association, the Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology Award from Division D of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Learning Award from the Arts and Learning Special Interest Group of the AERA, and the Special Career Award from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. The School of Fine and Performing Arts at the State University of New York at New Paltz has established the Patricia Leavy Award for Art and Social Justice in her honor. Dr. Leavy delivers invited lectures and keynote addresses at universities and conferences. Her website is www.patricialeavy.com.
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Research Design: Second Edition: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research ApproachesPatricia Leavy
Re/Invention: Methods of Social FictionPatricia Leavy
Handbook of Arts-Based ResearchEdited by Patricia Leavy
Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to PracticePatricia Leavy and Daniel X. Harris
Handbook of Emergent MethodsEdited by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Patricia Leavy