Visible materials, visualised theory and images of social research

Jon Wagner
2006 Visual Studies  
Reciprocal relationships between visualising and seeing undergird all empirical investigations, but they are frequently neglected. That neglect leads to distortions in how social researchers think about the visual dimensions of their data, the visual challenge of communicating their research to others, and the images and visualisations that guide their theorising. Paying more attention to these elements can enrich our understanding of culture and social life, and of social research itself. Jon
more » ... search itself. Jon Wagner is Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis. His teaching and research focus on qualitative and visual research methods, children's material culture, and the social and philosophical foundations of education. He is a past president of the International Visual Sociology Association and was the founding image editor of Contexts magazine.
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