Discovering My Left Hand: Conducting Language Arts Research in Nigeria

  • Alexander Essien Timothy University of Calabar
Keywords: art, qualitative, left hand


Having been nurtured in the counting culture in Nigeria, my discovery of qualitative research methodology was as novel and subversive as using my left hand, which is considered a taboo in many Nigerian homes. This paper relates my initial attempt to deploy a qualitative methodology, especially art as a research tool, in investigating why Nigerian senior secondary school students and teachers hated Oral English. That study provided a canvas for the exhibition of art in my inquiry.