9780750706490

Image-based Research: A Sourcebook for Qualitative Researchers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780750706490

  • ISBN10:

    075070649X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1998-04-01
  • Publisher: Falmer Press

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Summary

Just what is a picture worth? Qualitative research is dominated by language. However, researchers have recently shown a growing interest in adopting an image-based approach. This is the first volume dedicated to exploring this approach and will prove an invaluable sourcebook for researchers in the field. The book covers a broad scope, including theory and the research process; and provides practical examples of how image-based research is applied in the field. The book covers a broad scope, including theory and the research process; and provides practical examples of how image-based research is applied in the field. It discusses use of images: in child abuse investigation; exploring children's drawings in health education; cartoons; the media and teachers.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
A Theoretical Overview of Image-based Researchp. 7
Visual Anthropology: Image, Object and Interpretationp. 9
An Argument for Visual Sociologyp. 24
Film-making and Ethnographic Researchp. 42
'The Camera Never Lies': The Partiality of Photographic Evidencep. 60
Psychology and Photographic Theoryp. 69
Visual Sociology, Documentary Photography, and Photojournalism: It's (Almost) All a Matter of Contextp. 84
The Status of Image-based Researchp. 97
Images in the Research Processp. 113
Photographs within the Sociological Research Processp. 115
Remarks on Visual Competence as an Integral Part of Ethnographic Fieldwork Practice: The Visual Availability of Culturep. 131
Photocontextp. 148
Media Convergence and Social Research: The Hathaway Projectp. 162
The Application of Images in Child Abuse Investigationsp. 176
Image-based Research in Practicep. 195
Picture This! Class Line-ups, Vernacular Portraits and Lasting Impressions of Schoolp. 197
Interpreting Family Photography as Pictorial Communicationp. 214
Pupils Using Photographs in School Self-evaluationp. 235
Cartoons and Teachers: Mediated Visual Images as Datap. 252
Images and Curriculum Development in Health Educationp. 263
Making Meanings in Art Worlds: A Sociological Account of the Career of John Constable and his Oeuvre, with Special Reference to 'The Cornfield' (Homage to Howard Becker)p. 284
Notes on Contributorsp. 307
Indexp. 311
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