Visual Analysis. New Developments in the Interpretative Analysis of Video and Photography


  • Hubert Knoblauch Technische Universität Berlin
  • Alejandro Baer Universität Bayreuth
  • Eric Laurier University of Edinburgh
  • Sabine Petschke Technische Universität Berlin
  • Bernt Schnettler



visual analysis, videography, photography


The use of visual research methods has become increasingly widespread throughout the social sciences. From their origins in disciplines like social anthropology and sociology, visual research methods are now firmly entrenched in major fields of inquiry, including sociology, health and nursing studies, educational research, criminology, human and cultural geography, media and cultural studies, discursive and social psychology, management and organisation studies, political science and policy analysis. The rapid development of information technology, facilitating the creation and editing of digitised data, and computer-based techniques for the storage and management of visual data, means that new methodological approaches are being developed and are envisaged for the near future. Some important and promising approaches are presented in this issue by a number of researchers from different angles of the interpretive social sciences. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0803148


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Author Biographies

Hubert Knoblauch, Technische Universität Berlin

Hubert KNOBLAUCH is Full Professor at the Technische Universität Berlin.

Alejandro Baer, Universität Bayreuth

Alejandro BAER is Assistant Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Eric Laurier, University of Edinburgh

Eric LAURIER is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

Sabine Petschke, Technische Universität Berlin

Sabine PETSCHKE is Researcher at the Technische Universität Berlin.

Bernt Schnettler

Bernt SCHNETTLER is Assistant Professor at the Technische Universität Berlin.




How to Cite

Knoblauch, H., Baer, A., Laurier, E., Petschke, S., & Schnettler, B. (2008). Visual Analysis. New Developments in the Interpretative Analysis of Video and Photography. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 9(3).



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