Image-based Research: A Sourcebook for Qualitative Researchers

Image-based Research: A Sourcebook for Qualitative Researchers

By: Jon Prosser (editor)Hardback

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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. It discusses use of images in child abuse investigation; exploring children's drawings in health education; cartoons; the media and teachers.

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Part 1: A theoretical overview of image-based research 1. Visual anthropology: image, object and interpretation Marcus Banks 2. An argument for visual sociology Douglas Harper 3. Film-making and ethnographic research Paul Henley 4. 'The Camera Never Lies': the partiality of photographic evidence Brian Winston 5. Psychology and photographic theory Orla Cronin 6. Visual sociology, documentary photography and photojournalism - it's (almost) all a matter of context Howard S. Becker 7. The status of image-based research Jon Prosser Part 2: Images in the research process 8. Photographs within the sociological research process Jon Prosser and Dona Schwartz 9. Remarks on the visual competence as an integral part of ethnographic fieldwork practice: the visual availability of culture Michael Ball 10. Photocontext Clem Adelman 11. Media convergence and social research Rob Walker and Ron Lewis 12. The application of images in child abuse investigations Hollinda Wakefield and Ralph Underwager Part 3: Image-based research in practice 13. Picture this! Class line-ups, vernacular portraits and lasting impressions of school Claudia Mitchell and Sandra Weber 14. Interpreting family photography as pictorial communication Richard Chalfen 15. Pupils using photographs in school self-evaluation Michael Schratz and Ulrike Steiner-Loffler 16. Cartoons and teachers: mediated visual images of data Terry Warburton 17. Images and curriculum development in health education Noreen M. Wetton and Jennifer McWhirter 18. 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 Elizabeth Chaplain

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/03/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780750707060
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780750707060
  • weight: 771
  • ISBN10: 0750707062

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