Kip Jones

KIP JONES, an American by birth, has been studying and working in the UK for more than 15 years.
Under the umbrella term of 'arts-based research', his main efforts have involved developing tools
from the arts and humanities for use by social scientists in research and its impact on a wider
public or a Perfomative Social Science.

Jones is Reader in Performative Social Science and Director of the Centre for Qualitative Research
at Bournemouth University. Kip has produced films and written many articles for academic
journals and authored chapters for books on topics such as masculinity, ageing and rurality,
and older LGBT citizens. His ground-breaking use of qualitative methods, including
biography and auto-ethnography, and the use of tools from the arts in social science research and
dissemination are well-known.

Jones acted as Author and Executive Producer of
the award-winning short film,
RUFUS STONE, funded by Research Councils UK.
The film is now available for
free viewing on the Internet and has been
viewed by more than 11,000 people in 150
countries over the past year alone.

Areas of expertise
• Close relationships, culture and ethnicity
• Social psychology, sociology
• Ageing, self and identity
• Interpersonal processes, personality,
individual differences,
social networks, prejudice and stereotyping
• Sexuality and sexual orientation
• Creativity and the use of the
arts in Social Science

Media experience
His work has been reported widely
in the media, including:
BBC Radio 4,BBC TV news,Times
Higher Education, Sunday New
York Times, International
Herald-Tribune
and The Independent.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Kip's Chapter in new book

Ethnography And The Internet: An Exploration
by Mannar Indira Srinivasan Dr. Rohit Raj Mathur
Chapter: "How Did I Get to Princess Margaret and How Did I Get Her to the World Wide Web" by Kip Jones
"In this experiment on autoethnography, the author puts himself as an object for research and argues that research is not a method of gathering information, but a vehicle for producing performance texts and performance ethnographies about self and society where text and audience come together and inform one another in a relational way".
Includes the script for the on line audio/visual production, "The One about Princess Margaret"

http://www.books.iupindia.org/newarticle.asp?isbn=978-81-314-2205-2

"The One about Princess Margaret"

The articles in the on line journal, FQS


"Rough talk and chocolate brownies" I recall how I came about writing and producing “The one about Princess Margaret” for the World Wide Web on Leicester University's Online Research Methods site.

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