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TASA Thursday - Beyond textual boundaries: Using visual methods in sociological research


Join us on Thursday 21st September 2023 for this month's TASA Thursday Webinar titled: Beyond textual boundaries: Using visual methods in sociological research.

Using visual methods in sociological research can offer unique opportunities to capture the complex nature of a social phenomenon. By engaging with visual data, researchers can uncover hidden narratives, nuances, and emotions that might remain overlooked in traditional textual analysis. Visual data can also facilitate a deeper engagement with research participants, providing avenues for making marginalized voices heard and fostering a richer understanding of their experiences.

In this presentation, we draw on our individual experiences of using visual methods in diverse settings and topics ranging from a critical examination of post-abortion narratives among women in Perth, Australia (Dorinda) to an exploration of identity and belongingness among members of a previously stateless ethnic minority community in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Kazi).

Reflecting on the diverse applications of visual methods in our research including drawing mud maps and photography, we will discuss our impetuses for embracing a visual approach along with some of our key findings. We will also draw attention to the ethical dilemmas we experienced in using visual methods as well as some of the challenges in doing visual research.      


Thursday 21 September 2023
Time: 12:30PM- 13:30PM (AEST)
Format: Zoom Webinar - login details will be provided 1-2 days prior to the event


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Dorinda t' Hart
Research Associate,
School of Population and Global Health
The University of Western Australia

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Kazi Fattah
Visiting Research Fellow, Melbourne Centre for Cities,
The University of Melbourne.

Thursday, September 21, 2023, 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM E. Australia Time (UTC+10:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
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