Picture the Practice—Using Photography to Explore Use of Technology Within Teachers' Work Practices


  • Anne Marie Kanstrup Aalborg University




photography, work practice, technology, teachers, collaborative analysis


This article describes photography as a means for data collection and analysis in a workplace study on the use of technology within teachers' work practices. Examples of visual technology applications within workplace studies are outlined and the source of inspiration behind the use of photography in this particular workplace study is described. With a point of departure in stories from the study at hand, the experiences from photography for both data collection and analysis appear. The article concludes with reflections on both the empirical and the methodological results. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0202177


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Author Biography

Anne Marie Kanstrup, Aalborg University

Anne Marie KANSTRUP is a Ph.D candidate at the Institute of Communication at Aalborg University, Denmark (http://www.hum.auc.dk/index.uk.html), connected to the postgraduate research school Human Centered Informatics (http://www.hci.hum.auc.dk). Her research interests include design and use of technology, workplace studies, learning and, as shown in this article, the use and development of qualitative methods to improve dialogue in research.




How to Cite

Kanstrup, A. M. (2002). Picture the Practice—Using Photography to Explore Use of Technology Within Teachers’ Work Practices. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-3.2.856