This second edition provides an excellent overview of the field by covering the traditional themes and current trends in image centred photographic visual inquiry but extends this by demonstrating the rich possibilities available through the analysis of everyday objects, places and interactions. The book includes chapters on researching 2D and 3D visual data, along with lived and living visual data, and also features a brand new chapter on researching the virtual world of the internet.
Drawing on theoretical traditions as diverse as semiotics, ethnomethodology, symbolic interactionism and material culture studies, the second edition provides an invaluable guide for researchers interested in conducting innovative visual inquiry. Packed with exercises and projects, the book makes it easy for students to undertake their own research with limited resources and budget. The new edition also features helpful icons alerting researchers to important ethical considerations that are vital in the field of visual research.
Generously illustrated with images and diagrams, this new edition is the perfect companion to those doing projects, dissertations or theses involving visual research.
After nearly four decades at the University of Queensland, Michael Emmison retired in 2012 from his position as Reader in the School of Social Science. He is currently an Honorary Reader and Research Fellow and is still active in a number of areas of research, particularly visual social inquiry and language and social interaction. His most recent book is Researching The Visual, 2nd edition, co-authored with Philip Smith and Margery Mayall, published by SAGE in 2012.
A Very Short Introduction: The Scope of Visual Research Ethics in Visual Research Visual Research: The Disciplinary Core Two-Dimensional Visual Data: Photographs and Beyond Three-Dimensional Visual Data Lived Visual Data Living Forms of Visual Data Virtual Visual Data