“Beyond words”: a researcher’s guide to using photo elicitation in psychology

Bates, Elizabeth ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8694-8078 , McCann, Joseph J. ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3787-5858 , Kaye, Linda K. and Taylor, Julie ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4113-3857 (2017) “Beyond words”: a researcher’s guide to using photo elicitation in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 14 (4). pp. 459-481.

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The use of photo elicitation is limited within the field of psychology despite its theoretical and practical potential. It offers significant benefits as a qualitative method that could present a new and interesting way of exploring previously understood topics within the discipline. Within our discussions, we present a Step-by-Step guide in which we outline the key practical stages, as well as ethical assurances involved in photo elicitation research, using our ongoing research as an illustrative example. It is intended that this could be used as a model of good practice for developing research paradigms beyond those typically used within the psychology discipline.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Qualitative Research in Psychology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 1478-0895
Departments: Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Applied Psychology and Social Studies
Depositing User: Elizabeth Bates
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 15:12
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 18:31
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3081


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