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 Ethics Beyond the Crossroads1

Visual ethics beyond the crossroads
Andrew Clark

Introduction

In the first version of this Handbook, Rose Wiles, Jon Prosser and I (2011) suggested that visual researchers were unsure how to engage in ethically appropriate research, in part because visual methods were bringing into view an array of issues previously under-examined. The growth in use and scope of visual methods had seemingly left some visual researchers less well prepared to absorb contemporary ethical debates and practices and wrestling with an incompatibility with ethical guidelines and principles that had been devised for word- and number-based research. So, we argued that visual ethics were at a crossroads where critical decisions had to be made and strategic actions taken to improve ...

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