The second edition of this popular text confirms the book’s status as an important forerunner in the field of visual methods. Combining the theoretical, practical and technical the authors discuss changing technologies, the role of the internet and the impact of social media. Presenting an interdisciplinary guide to visual methods they explore both the creation and interpretation of visual images and their use within different methodological approaches. This clear, articulate book is full of practical tips on publishing and presenting the results of visual research and how to use film and photographic archives. This book will be an indispensable guide for anyone using or creating visual images in their research.

Presenting Research Results

Figure 6.1 Jero Tapakan (foreground, left) and Linda Connor (foreground, right) watch a film on cremation together with other residents of Jero’s hamlet. Bali, 1979.

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Photographer: Patsy Asch.

6.1 Audiences

Perhaps the most important issue to consider when presenting research results – of any kind, not just the results of visual research – is the audience. For much of the time academics normally only have to consider two audiences in their writing and research presentations – their students and their peers. While the nature and context of the presentation may or should cause changes in how the material is presented (writing for a learned journal versus an informal ‘work in progress’ seminar, for example), the characteristics of the two audiences are generally well-known and ...

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