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The use of visual methods in social science research has become popular, and creative techniques are widely recognised as having the potential to evoke more nuanced understanding of the ways in which other people experience their worlds. This ‘methods in action’ case focuses on the visual data production techniques of photo-elicitation, mappin... Read More/a>
Using Diaries and Photo Elicitation in Phenomenological Research: Studying Everyday Practices of Belonging in PlaceAbstract:
My PhD study of belonging in place took a phenomenological approach supported by a variety of qualitative methods: specifically narrative life history interviews, written and photo diaries and photo-elicitation interviews. Researching something as intangible as belonging is difficult and I wanted to evaluate the practices people undertake which demonstrat... Read More/a>
This case provides a description of a project that used storytelling and photography to present understandings of ‘the local’, and the responses audience members gave to these presentations. Employing art as a lens through which to see and think, we set out to better understand why we might use arts-based methods of inquiry in academic researc... Read More/a>
Literature review is an essential predecessor to research, a way of detecting what previous research has yielded, identifying disparities and where to look next. It represents a summary of existing research on a specified topic that compares studies based on design and methods, encapsulates the findings of each, and points out flaws or likely confounding ... Read More/a>