Doing Visual Research offers an excellent starting point for imagining how visual methods might be fruitfully employed.
Excellent book - very clearly laid out
This is an exceptionally useful book and I would I would consider it core for a research methods course. For my particular course, I intend to recommend it to those students who adopt a visual research approach to their data generation.
The book is highly accessible and the inclusion of visual methods in research is demystified. As well as being a 'how to' publication, the author offers rich examples from her own practice which help to vivify the text.
Useful and interesting to read
Excellent introduction to visual research methods
very good book which learners are able to use for research to complete their essays and assignments whist studying for the course
Just wasn't the right match for the course. I preferred the visual methodologies text.
Book to advanced for my class, but it is an excellent Text! Should I teach a visual comm methods course, I will definitely use this text!
Unsure whether this book is appropriate for the type of research our students do. Have not had time to review it fully.
This is an excellent guide to the topic
This is an accessible and engaging book that I would highly recommend to undergraduate and masters level students who are planning to undertake a dissertation applying visual research. The book will be particularly useful for students with an interest in data production approaches employing photography and film.
this is a good text if you are considering visual methods, it is a supplementary text as the module is multiprofessional therefore the students follow many different research paths
A very useful textbook for students who elect to follow a creative route for their final year dissertation.
The book is a very well prepared methodological tool to develop skills necessary to analyze visual culture using different perspectives and methods of visual analysis. Using this textbook allows to provide basic knowledge about working with and writing about images: photographs, video, drawings. It also provides knowledge how to “read” the messages of the popular culture.
Very interesting book, especially when new to the field. Covers wide array from theoretical/scientific background to detailed "how to"-suggestions. Very good for starters who would like to deepen their knowledge in the medium to long run. I will definitely intensify usage when preparing new course on (Service) Design Thinking.
This is an excellent text and one that I will use not only in my research methods and methodologies module but also in my community media modules at under and post grad levels. I will also recommend it to the practice-based dissertation module leaders for adoption.
Although this is an excellent book in its own right, it is very detailed in terms of visual research methodology, and it is too complex for students working at the level required by this module.
A good starting point for researchers and photographers who seriously want to explore the potential of the visual as a research tool.
My students have found the text very insightful to visual communication from the theoretical perspective to actual interpretation of images.
Claudia Mitchel provided a very good training in making photography as well as making other imagery (as with extra computer software) become a major endeavour for journalism students.
We have used her text to enhance responses from several fields of regional journalism, namely newspapers and weekly reviews and we can only hope this will become a fully adopted text book in the next courses.