The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods

by Eric M. Margolis, Luc Pauwels

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  • 1446250121
  • 9781847875563
  • 9781446250129
  • 9781473971233
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This book captures the state of the art in visual research. Margolis and Pauwels have brought together, in one volume, a unique survey of the field of visual research that will be essential reading for scholars and students across the social sciences, arts and humanities.

The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods encompasses the breadth and depth of the field, and points the way to future research possibilities. It illustrates 'cutting edge' as well as long-standing and recognized practices. This book is not only 'about' research, it is also an example of the way that the visual can be incorporated into data collection and the presentation of research findings. Chapters describe a methodology or analytical framework, its strengths and limitations, possible fields of application and practical guidelines on how to apply the method or technique.

The Handbook is organized into seven main sections:

- Framing the Field of Visual Research

- Producing Visual Data and Insight

- Participatory and Subject-Centered Approaches

- Analytical Frameworks and Approaches

- Visualization Technologies and Practices

- Moving Beyond the Visual

- Options and Issues for Using and Presenting Visual Research.

Eric Margolis is an Associate Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. He is President of the International Visual Sociology Association.

Luc Pauwels is Professor of Visual Culture at the University of Antwerp. He is Chair of the Visual Communication Studies Division of the ICA and Vice-President of the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA).

  • SAGE Publications; July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446250129
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods
  • Author: Eric M. Margolis (ed.); Luc Pauwels (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1446250121
  • 9781847875563
  • 9781446250129
  • 9781473971233

In The Press

It is meaty!...This book it better suited to those with a good level of experience in visual research methods who want to explore their genre further and delve deeper into the state of play and the roots of visual research methods.


Sukey Tarr
SRA Reviews


The development of interdisciplinary research, innovations in technology and developments in our understandings of the potential of the visual in research make this text a timely contribution to methodological literature... This handbook covers a broad range of traditional and more cutting edge issues all of which seem necessary if research methods are to keep pace with the developments in contemporary society... In bringing together such an impressive range of authors and interdisciplinary issues, it offers a comprehensive handbook for anyone engaging with visual methods.
Dr Emma Rich
Psychology of Women's Section Review