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Seeing information: Visual methods as entry points to information practices

Hicks, AE; Lloyd, A; (2018) Seeing information: Visual methods as entry points to information practices. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science , 50 (3) pp. 229-238. 10.1177/0961000618769973. Green open access

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Abstract

Recognising the importance of exploring multimodal experiences of information, this paper provides a detailed examination of the scope of visual research methods within information practices research. More specifically, the paper will use the examples from one completed study (Lloyd and Wilkinson, 2017) and one ongoing study (Hicks, in progress) to discuss and provide a detailed examination of the use, affordances and limitations of two research methods that centre upon participant-created photographs: photo-elicitation and photovoice. Demonstrating that the use of photographs helps to evoke and communicate complex meaning as well as to mediate between linguistic, temporal and spatial constraints, this study highlights the continuing need to develop research methods that privilege participants’ understandings and perspectives.

Type: Article
Title: Seeing information: Visual methods as entry points to information practices
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/0961000618769973
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618769973
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Visual research methods, photo-elicitation, photovoice, information practices, information literacy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Information Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10040228
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