Exploring visual methods as a developing field

Tuesday 6th June
Start and end times:
0930 - 1630
University of Edinburgh, Appleton Tower 2.11
The main objective of this one day training event will be to raise the profile of visual methodology and build capacity across the social sciences in the effective use of these new approaches. This training will provide jargon free exemplars of sufficient critical insight, both theoretical and practical, to engage and inspire participants  to critically adapt high quality visual methods. The session aims to facilitate dialogue about visual methodology and to explore how researchers in the field are conceptualizing quality in visual methods.

There will be practical opportunities for participants to undertake application of the theory using a variety of qualitative and quantitative based visual approaches. We will reflect critically on the ways in which visual methods are used: the collection of data, approaches to analysis and dissemination, the questions visual data are being used to address and those they are not; and how research identified as ‘visual’ is located in the wider field and the way in which it contributes to the wider aspirations of research in the social sciences. In particular, we will explore the association made between visual and participatory approaches, exploring the extent to which the visual is inherently participatory.