'Visual-ising' Research: Approaches and Issues
Tuesday 22nd June 2010, 3:00-5:00pm
The ‘visual turn’ in social science often refers to the study of images in books, films, advertisements and on the web. However it also encompasses the increasing use of visual approaches to generate research data and represent findings. The presentation will canvas both aspects of visual research beginning with some examples of studies of popular television and children’s literatures. I will then demonstrate some of the ways in which images are mobilised in the processes of qualitative research, focusing in particular in participatory practices with young people. A number of key issues will be addressed including ethical, intellectual property, technical and analytic tensions and dilemmas.
Visual, participation, qualitative methods