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Department of Redundancy | January 18, 2008

Unedited excerpt from a book I’m editing:

Dance can be incorporated as a part of a multimethod research design, where dance or movement serves as one of multiple data collection methods. As with all multimethod projects, the use of multiple methods isn’t simply about “adding” additional methods but rather employing multiple methods so that the methods inform each other.

Geode’s translation:

Dance or movement can be employed as one of several data-collection tools in a multimethod research design. As with all multimethod research projects, the point isn’t simply to add more methods but rather to let them inform each other.

Still a little repetitive, but I did the best I could. Other suggestions?


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  1. Is is about multimethod projects? If not, you could just delete the second part entirely.

    Comment by Hillary — January 22, 2008 @ 7:47 pm

  2. It’s about using dance as a component of a multimethod project and that the point of adding it isn’t just for window dressing but to enhance the other components. The whole book is written like this.

    Comment by redsquirrel — January 23, 2008 @ 2:41 pm

  3. How about ” . . . one of multiple data collection methods that inform one another”?

    Comment by Hillary — January 23, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

  4. Because I think she’s making two separate points–that you can collect data through movement (not sure how) and that muliple methods enhance each others’ effectiveness in the overall research design. Of course, she restates that second point about 18 more times in the final chapter, so it probably could now be deleted in that paragraph.

    Comment by redsquirrel — January 23, 2008 @ 6:17 pm

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