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Picture This: Researching Child Workers

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 May 2001

Angela Bolton
Affiliation:
Barnardos, UK
Christopher Pole
Affiliation:
Department of Sociology, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
Phillip Mizen
Affiliation:
University of WarwickUK
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Abstract

Visual methods such as photography are under-used in the active process of sociological research. As rare as visual methods are, it is even rarer for the resultant images to be made by rather than of research participants. Primarily, the paper explores the challenges and contradictions of using photography within a multi-method approach. We consider processes for analysing visual data, different ways of utilising visual methods in sociological research, and the use of primary and secondary data, or, simple illustration versus active visual exploration of the social. The question of triangulation of visual data against text and testimony versus a stand-alone approach is explored in depth.

Type
Original Articles
Copyright
2001 BSA Publications Limited

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