Visual methods in researching the arts and inclusion: possibilities and dilemmas

Lisa Russell

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The use of visual methods has become increasingly significant to ethnographic research. The possibilities and challenges I experienced using visual research methods in the school ethnography are examined. This paper explores some of the ethical, practical and methodological issues that arise from the use of video, photographs, pictures and images developed by participants in a UK, Midlands primary school with resident artists, teachers and primary school aged children. The use of visual methods in school ethnographies open up many possibilities and specific issues with regards to the research process. Visual methods offer distinct insight into researching the arts and inclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-55
Number of pages17
JournalEthnography and Education
Issue number1
Early online date26 Feb 2007
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

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