In a collage, each fragment can stand on its own but it is intended for them to be viewed and understood as a related whole. I cannot fit living or researching aesthetically into fragments. The process involves me in the search to become whole and I understand this whole to be situational, reciprocal, and tentative. (p. 112)
Jacobs, D. T. (2008). The authentic dissertation: alternative ways of knowing, research, and representation. London; New York: Routledge.