Visual Research Methods

  • Facet Publishing
  • 2020
  • Hardback
  • 248
  • English
  • Udgave er ikke defineret
  • 9781783304578

Visual research methods (VRM)
comprise a collection of methods that incorporate visual elements such as maps,
drawings, photographs, videos, as well as three-dimensional objects into the
research process. In addition, VRM including photo-elicitation, photovoice,
draw-and-write techniques, and cognitive mapping are being leveraged to great
effect to explore information experiences to investigate some of the central
questions in the field; expand theoretical discussions in LIS; and improve
library services and spaces.

Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for
Library and Information Studies is the first book to focus on visual methods in LIS,
providing a comprehensive primer for students, educators, researchers and
practitioners in the field. Contributed chapters in the book showcase examples
of VRM in action and offer the insights, inspirations, and experiences of
researchers and practitioners working with visual methods. Coverage includes:

- an
introduction to visual research methods including a discussion of terminology

- an
overview of the literature on VRM in libraries

- methodological
framing including a discussion of theory and epistemology

- practical
and ethical considerations for researchers embarking on VRM projects

- chapters
showcasing VRM in action including drawing techniques, photographic techniques,
and mixed methods

- six
contributed chapters each showcasing the results of visual research methods,
discussions of the techniques, and reflections on VRM for research in information

This book will provide a strong
methodological context for the adoption of visual research methods in LIS and
feature examples of VRM 'in action.' It will
prove to be a must-have reference for researchers, practitioners, instructors,
and students who want to engage with visual research methods and to expand their
methodological toolkit.

979,00 kr.