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This continues to be a key text for work with and on the visual. Highly recommended and not to be missed by anybody wanting to understand what images mean, both practically and theoretically.
A classic text for undergraduates and practitioners interested in using visual materials in social research. The emphasis on theory and practice makes it an enduring work for anyone approaching visual sociology or visual anthropology.
This excellent new edition provides a clearly structured and accessible introduction to the research potential of the visual, as both object of study and method. It is richly illustrated with examples, from archival photographs and ethnographic films to new social media, which demonstrate how a critical and reflexive visual sensibility can expand the social research imagination.
This revised edition of Visual Methods in Social Research builds on earlier strengths with a series of welcome and contemporary updates. Well structured, engagingly written and full of helpful methodological scaffolding, this enjoyable guide will be of great help to scholars and students committed to developing their visual literacy.
The book sets out to provide views from an anthropological base, in relation to the visual, that would be useful for researchers across diverse disciplines such as sociology, education, health, and cultural geography. The first edition of Visual Methods in Social Research was presented to readers where the visual path was less travelled, now it has become a path far more travelled, across disciplines and approaches.
This is a really interesting and practical book for students interested in conducting visual research methods. It is also very accessible to students who are new to research.
Visual Methodologies by Gillian Rose is one of the best introductions to the field of visual analysis. It provides a good overview of different methods and methodological approaches, while also critically assessing them from the author's own standpoint. The fourth edition is again expanded by many chapters and I think it is wonderful to see how the author further develops her theoretical approach towards the visual. The clear language and the many examples provided throughout the book make it a wonderful and interesting read, not only for those interested in researching the visual.
Not suitable to curriculum.
The front cover for this book is really apt and really makes you want to engage further. Likewise within the text the pictures provide really good links to the text. This book is really useful as I am trying to encourage students to use more creative approaches in their dissertation methodology.
This is a very good book which I shall be recommending to students who wish to undertake visual research, however it is not so useful for students whose main task is a literature review of research.
This text provides a valuable overview of visual methods, which translates effectively to educational contexts. The foundation of visual methods within anthropology is clear and concise, without narrowing the field too greatly. The range of examples of visual methods also facilitates opportunities for students to engage with visual methods as a robust and comprehensive method for research.
Excellent book in a growing area of interest
Informative text which encourages students to broaden their thinking
I enjoyed reading the first edition, and it provided some interesting insights into the processes involved with visual methods in social research. This book provides a great commentary, which will aid students in facilitating visual method research.
This is a particularly useful text as it is interdisciplinary. More important than that is the fact that it addresses a gap in visual analysis/research design by including indigenous examples. As we are based in Africa this is very useful for our students and often an oversight of other, similar books. Also, considering the glocal emphasis on postcolonialism and the decolonisation of curricula, it is indeed most relevant.
Exceptional book. Great support to students and interesting dissertations as a result.
It is an accessible text that provides intriguing and well-balanced knowledge of the social and cultural significance of media representations. Students in media studies, sociology and cultural studies will find it highly helpful.
This is an interesting research methods text which offers students with alternative methods of data collection. It provides some very good examples for students to understand how to collect visual methods of data collection, as well as, how to work with these.
Useful as a guide for those who choose this form of research. Not ror everyone
As this text is very specific in its title and outlook, it will be relevant to specific to specific researchers. However, it is an excellent guide to those researchers who need to engage children and older adults in the research process around data collection. It gives the reader a step-by-step guide to the use and importance of visual methods in research. It will be an extremely useful book for me to recommend should any students undertake research with specific participant groups and I will direct students to this text accordingly.