Poetry and Research

Commenting on something I had written about storytelling, someone said, “Maybe stories are just data with a soul.”

Poetic. And I would say research needs more poetry. Indeed, there are many researchers who would agree. Data need not be dry. Besides, “data” has a richer definition and history than we like to admit in an age that fetishizes numbers. Stories are the symbolic launchpad of metaphor, the defining element of the human condition.



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