Learning to Use Visual Methodologies in Our Research: A Dialogue Between Two Researchers

Nick Emmel, Andrew Clark


In this paper we discuss learning about using visual methodologies in a research project exploring social networks, neighbourhood spaces and community in an inner city-area of a British northern city. We draw on the substantive and methodological experiences of visual researchers and provide an account of the ways in which we discussed, developed, and reflected on the value and possibilities of visual methods in our data collection and analysis. We present the paper as a dialogue to represent how, as a research team, we engaged in an on-going iterative engagement with the visual methods we used. Our dialogue considers visual data we collected through a walkaround method, focusing on how these data contributed to our understanding of the field, data analysis, the refinement of research questions, and theoretical development in the research.
URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1101360


visual methods; walkarounds; dialogue

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-12.1.1508

Copyright (c) 2011 Nick Emmel, Andrew Clark

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