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Visual Research Methods : An Introduction for Library and Information Studies, Paperback / softback Book

Visual Research Methods : An Introduction for Library and Information Studies Paperback / softback

Edited by Shailoo Bedi, Jenaya Webb

Paperback / softback


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 theresearch process.

In addition, VRM including photo-elicitation, photovoice,draw-and-write techniques, and cognitive mapping are being leveraged to greateffect to explore information experiences to investigate some of the centralquestions in the field; expand theoretical discussions in LIS; and improvelibrary services and spaces. Visual Research Methods: An Introduction forLibrary and Information Studies is the first book to focus on visual methods in LIS,providing a comprehensive primer for students, educators, researchers andpractitioners in the field.

Contributed chapters in the book showcase examplesof VRM in action and offer the insights, inspirations, and experiences ofresearchers and practitioners working with visual methods.

Coverage includes: - anintroduction to visual research methods including a discussion of terminology- anoverview of the literature on VRM in libraries- methodologicalframing including a discussion of theory and epistemology- practicaland ethical considerations for researchers embarking on VRM projects- chaptersshowcasing VRM in action including drawing techniques, photographic techniques,and mixed methods- sixcontributed chapters each showcasing the results of visual research methods,discussions of the techniques, and reflections on VRM for research in informationstudies. This book will provide a strongmethodological context for the adoption of visual research methods in LIS andfeature examples of VRM 'in action.' It willprove to be a must-have reference for researchers, practitioners, instructors,and students who want to engage with visual research methods and to expand theirmethodological toolkit.



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