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dc.contributor.authorMatthews, Julieen_US
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Parloen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:12:23Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:12:23Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-06-22T06:52:11Z
dc.identifier.issn18331882en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30206
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses visual research methods trialled with young African background refugees. We suggest here that visual methods offer a useful means of accessing the lives of minority young people, because they resonate with the visually mediated culture they are already familiar with and do not rely entirely on linguistic capacity. Visual methods are thus generative and able to secure participant interest and commitment amongst a group who may not be comfortable with traditional interview or focus group methods. The article observes that visual methods have until recently been neglected in the social sciences, and when they are applied it is often with the intention of undertaking semiotic or discourse analysis. Although the project discussed in this article was initiated with the intention of pursuing this analytic direction, we found that other rewards were to be gained from using visual methods. We discuss the project's unanticipated research directions and its ethical challenges. The article closes by arguing that the reluctance of social science researchers to use visual methods are as much related to the historical development of qualitative research and the efforts of the social sciences to align themselves with empiricism and science, as with the specific limits and challenges of the approach.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCommon Grounden_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://iji.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.88/prod.910en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom59en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto70en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue10en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130207en_US
dc.titleVisual Methods in the Social Sciences: Refugee Background Young Peopleen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2009. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal's website or contact the authors.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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