Looking at and looking back: visualization in mobile research

Murray, Lesley (2009) Looking at and looking back: visualization in mobile research Qualitative Research, 9 (4). pp. 469-488. ISSN 1468-7941

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Abstract

This article discusses mobile and visual methodologies and the use of visual and mobile methods in the context of a study exploring the negotiation of risk on the journey to school. It sets out an epistemological approach that encompasses the ‘mobilities turn’ in the social sciences and current debates on visual methods, arguing that ‘mobile’ and ‘visual’ methods are not only compatible, but often indivisible. This argument is developed through the researcher’s experience of using mobile and visual methods to explore the range of social, emotional and sensorial responses to mobile space. In particular, it is argued that methods that are both mobile and visual produce insights into everyday life experiences, especially of excluded groups such as children and young people, which are not available using more traditional methods.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: film elicitation; mobile methods; mobilities; research with children and young people; school travel; visual methods
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1177/1468794109337879
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science > Health and Social Policy Research Centre
Depositing User: editor sass
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 12:44
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 11:01
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7363

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