The second, thoroughly revised and expanded, edition of The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods presents a wide-ranging exploration and overview of the field today. As in its first edition, the Handbook does not aim to present a consistent view or voice, but rather to exemplify diversity and contradictions in perspectives and techniques. The selection of chapters from the first edition have been fully updated to reflect current developments. New chapters to the second edition cover key topics including picture-sorting techniques, creative methods using artefacts, visual framing analysis, therapeutic uses of images, and various emerging digital technologies and online practices. At the core of all contributions are theoretical and methodological debates about the meanings and study of the visual, presented in vibrant accounts of research design, analytical techniques, fieldwork encounters and data presentation. This handbook presents a unique survey of the discipline that will be essential reading for scholars and students across the social and behavioural sciences, arts and humanities, and far beyond these disciplinary boundaries. The Handbook is organized into seven main sections: PART 1: FRAMING THE FIELD OF VISUAL RESEARCH; PART 2: VISUAL AND SPATIAL DATA PRODUCTION METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES; PART 3: PARTICIPATORY AND SUBJECT-CENTERED APPROACHES; PART 4: ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORKS AND PERSPECTIVES; PART 5: MULTIMODAL AND MULTISENSORIAL RESEARCH; PART 6: RESEARCHING ONLINE PRACTICES; and PART 7: COMMUNICATING THE VISUAL: FORMATS AND CONCERNS.

Chapter 16: Digital Storytelling as a Research Method

Digital Storytelling as a Research Method

Digital storytelling as a research method
Sarah Flicker Katie MacEntee


As White Canadian settler scholars who are deeply concerned with the over-representation of Indigenous youth in global HIV statistics (Negin et al., 2015; UNAIDS, 2018), we want to find ways to support youth to speak back to and confront the structural violence in their lives. We are not interested in reproducing harmful narratives that dwell heavily on reifying problems. Instead, we seek out methods that have the potential to support Indigenous youth to reframe and share their own (counter-)narratives (Smith, 1999). Digital storytelling provides one such opportunity: it can support Indigenous youth to create their own media that challenges negative stereotypes ...

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