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Creative and visual methods for exploring identities

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There seems to be a growing interest in Europe in the use of visual methodologies within social research – studies in which participants are asked to make creative artefacts within the research process. Although readers of Visual Studies will already be familiar with techniques such as photo‐elicitation, the use of video, drawing, collage, Lego and other methods remains somewhat new. At conferences we find that people are interested to hear about this work, but are also puzzled about various issues, such as how researchers can use and interpret such visual artefacts. After a train journey in which we talked through various aspects of work in this field, we felt it might be of some use to interested researchers and students if we published a dialogue about it.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: April 1, 2006

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