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Visual Research Methods

Visual Research Methods
Image, Society, and Representation

May 2007 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Emerging from a highly successful volume of the American Behavioral Scientist, this edited volume is organized around three thematic issues: methodology, epistemological reflection, and theoretical and conceptual exploration. Each of these guiding themes is developed to greater or lesser degree in each chapter providing a navigational thread throughout the entire book.

Key Features:

- Includes a reader's guide that connects different chapters to different conceptual themes and methodological approaches,

- Offers an expanded list of suggested readings, arranged thematically within the general framework of the book

- Provides original and reprinted works by leading qualitative researchers across a wide range of fields

Gregory C. Stanczak
Chapter 01: Introduction: Images, Methodologies, and Generating Social Knowledge
Jon Wagner
Chapter 02: Observing Culture and Social Life: Documentary Photography, Fieldwork, and Social Research
Barry Goldstein
Chapter 03: All Photos Lie: Images as Data
Jon Miller
Chapter 04: Capturing the Visual Traces of Historical Change: The Internet Mission Photography Archive
Steven J. Gold
Chapter 05: Using Photography in Studies of Immigrant Communities: Reflecting across Projects and Populations
Jeffrey Sammuels
Chapter 06: Breaking the Ethnographer’s Frames: Reflections on the Use of Photo-Elicitation in Understanding Sri Lankan Monastic Culture
Marisol Clark-Ibáñez
Chapter 07: Inner-City Children in Sharper Focus: Sociology of Childhood and Photo-elicitation Interviews
Erina Duganne
Chapter 08: The Failure of “The President’s Choice”
Emmanuel David
Chapter 09: Signs of Resistance: Marking Public Space through a Renewed Cultural Activism
Ruth Holliday
Chapter 10: Filming ‘The Closet’: The Role of Video Diaries in Researching Sexualities
Yolanda Hernandez-Albujar
Chapter 11: The Symbolism of Video: Exploring Migrant Mothers’ Experiences
Stephen Papson, Robert Goldman, Noah Kersey
Chapter 12: Website Design: Merging Hypertext Aesthetics, Academic Narratives, and Visual Sociology

Visual research in physical education and coaching is a new theoretical area. This book provides good theoretical background for people new to this area.

Dr Julia Walsh
Education , University College Cork (NUI)
December 5, 2010

Very intersting book with lots of examples - for students doing qualitative reseach with photographs highly recommended

Dr Hille Otto
Psychology, University of Osnabrueck
November 22, 2010

I have found this book to be an important resource for photography students in an academic program, both for a research centered course as well as a documentary photogrpahy course.

Mr Gabriel Golan
Photographic Communication, Hadassah College
November 26, 2009

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