Helen Kara

is creating better researchers
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Thank you for helping me create better researchers who do better research!

Your support enables me to write and share more information about creative research methods, and to collaborate with artists and videographers.

I earn my living by doing contract work: research, teaching, and speaking. I enjoy being self-employed, but it doesn't allow me to do enough of the independent work I love: finding, writing about, and sharing creative research methods.

I have so many great ideas! With your support, I can work with artists to develop graphic novels that will help students to learn about research methods. I can set up a YouTube channel on creative research methods for students and early career researchers. I can develop an open access academic journal on creative research methods. And that's just for starters. I have the knowledge, skills, experience, and contacts to make all this happen – I just need your help.

I have been an independent researcher since 1999, and enjoy working in my garden office in Uttoxeter, a quiet market town in central England. I am fascinated by research methods, particularly the new, cutting-edge, creative methods being used around the world to help answer today's difficult questions. I love to write about, share, and teach these methods. Thanks so much for your support in helping to make this happen.

There are other ways you can support me, too. Share my work with others, online and off, such as through a tweet or retweet or a book recommendation. Review one of my books online - or more than one, if you like. Subscribe to my blog at helenkara.com/blog for a public post in your inbox every week or two. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @DrHelenKara, and like my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HelenKaraWriter. And, best of all, tell other people about my work and my Patreon page.
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