|aImage-based research : |ba sourcebook for qualitative researchers / |cedited by Jon Prosser
|aLondon ; |aBristol, PA : |bFalmer Press, |c1998
|avii, 318 p : |bill ; |c26 cm
|aVisual anthropology / Marcus Banks--An argument for visual sociology / Douglas Harper--Film-making and ethnographic research / Paul Henley--"The camera never lies" / Brian Winston--Psychology and photographic theory / Erla Cronin--Visual sociology, documentary photography, and photojournalism / Howard S. Becker--The status of image-based research / Jon Prosser--Photographs within the sociological research process / Jon Prosser and Dona Schwartz--Remarks on visual competence as an integral part of ethnographic fieldwork practice / Michael Ball--Photocontext / Clem Adelman--Media convergence and social research / Rob Walker and Ron Lewis--The application of images in child abuse investigations / Hollida Wakefield and Ralph Underwager--Picture this! Class line-ups, vernacular portraits and lasting impressions of school / Claudia Mitchell and Sandra Weber--Interpreting family photography as pictorial communication / Richard Chalfen--Pupils using photographs in school self-evaluation / Michael Schratz and Ulrike Steiner-Ljffler--Cartoons and teachers / Terry Warburton--Images and curriculum development in health education / Noreen M. Wetton and Jennifer McWhirter--Making meanings in art worlds / Elizabeth Chaplin
Just what is a picture worth? Qualitative research is dominated by language. However, researchers have recently shown a growing interest in adopting an image-based approach. This is the first volume dedicated to exploring this approach and will prove an invaluable sourcebook for researchers in the field. The book covers a broad scope, including theory and the research process; and provides practical examples of how image-based research is applied in the field. The book covers a broad scope, including theory and the research process; and provides practical examples of how image-based research is applied in the field. It discusses use of images: in child abuse investigation; exploring children's drawings in health education; cartoons; the media and teachers.