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Doctoral College

Visually Mediated Research: Using Visual Methods in the Social Sciences

20th – 21st June 2022

PGR Training Space (6.16), Henry Daysh Building, Newcastle University

The main aim of this advanced training is to focus on the use of visual methods to mediate interactions and build understandings within social science research. We will consider different types of visual prompts and the processes associated with them; how they can be used within data collection, analysis and presentation stages of the research process. We aim to raise the profile of visual methodology and build capacity across the social sciences in the effective use of this advancing field.

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These aims will be achieved through a two day training event, which will involve contributions from a variety of researchers who use visual activities and methods, focusing explicitly on different aspects of data collection, ethics, synthesis, analysis and dissemination. These sessions will draw on diverse examples from presenters' research, locating the process of 'visually mediated encounters', and the data generated, within visual research methodology and social science epistemology. This training will provide jargon free exemplars of sufficient critical insight, both theoretical and practical, to engage and inspire participants from across the social sciences to adapt high quality visual methods to their particular research situation. There will be opportunities for participants to undertake practical application of the theory in workshop sessions using a variety of qualitative and quantitative based visual approaches to data generation, analysis and communication.

The workshop is open to all PhD researchers in the social sciences though might also be relevant for those one some arts and humanities disciplines. Attendees are expected to attend both days of the workshop (lunch and refreshments will be provided).

The workshop costs £60 for both days, and includes lunch and tea/coffee during the day, but does not include transport, accommodation or evening meals. Overnight accommodation (If applicable) is the responsibility of the participants.

You can book a place here: 

The deadline to register is Friday 6th May 2022.

Places are limited, so it is first come, first served. If you are unsuccessful in securing a place, please email to go on the waiting list. You can also use this email address to contact us with any queries.



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