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.

Visual and Multimodal Framing Analysis

Visual and multimodal framing analysis
Renée Moernaut Jelle Mast Luc Pauwels


Since the nineteenth century, image-dominant media have begun to replace word-dominant media. Today, verbal texts are almost by default accompanied by visuals, constituting multimodal texts. This has some important consequences, as images may strongly influence the ways in which we approach the world, think and act. They have been shown to enhance persuasion, attention and information acquisition, involvement and emotional response (see Geise and Baden, 2015; Graber, 1996). Visuals also have the particularly powerful ability to activate pre-existing cognitions and feelings in a way that fosters a carry over to other issues (Domke et al., 2002). Hence, ...

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