Sydney School of Education and Social Work events - 2013 Archive

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Visual research methods

27 August 2013

Visual-research methods allow us to introduce images into the research process. Artworks, photographs and artifacts can be created as sources of data, often collaboratively with research participants and co-researchers, or as unique aesthetic interpretations of the research. Pre-existing images drawn from society also form part of this method.

In this final lecture in the "Towards an understanding of arts-based and arts-informed research" series presented by the Office of Doctoral Studies, Lea Mai and Dr Robyn Gibson will look at the benefits and limitations of the visual and the ways that visual research methods can frame a study beyond words alone.

Event details

  • When: 5–6pm
  • Where:

    Education Building A35, Room 612

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  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: RSVP by emailing Camilla Pilgrim

  • Contact:

    Camilla Pilgrim


  • More info:

    Read more information about this series of talks (pdf, 167kB).
    View the full schedule of talks in this series.

  • Further reading:

    Download further reading (pdf, 62kB) for "Visual research methods" presentation.

  • Speakers:

    Lea Mai lectures in the early-childhood program in the areas of creative arts, and ethics and social justice. Her PhD dissertation used visual-research methods to represent aesthetic experiences in the early years through childrens' own voices. Dr Mai holds degrees in art history and law from the Australian National University.

    Dr Robyn Gibson is a senior lecturer in visual and creative arts education and Director of Community Relations at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. Her past research focused on children's attitudes to art, art-making and art education. Currently she is examining the role of arts education in academic motivation, engagement and achievement. Her other academic research – which utilises interdisciplinary methodologies such as arts-informed inquiry, concerns art as research; research as art, particularly the connection between clothes and memory.

Visual research methods


Education Building A35, Room 612

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27 August 2013

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