22 SES 05 C PS, Interactive Poster Session
Interactive Poster Session
Despite the exponential growth of visual research in the social sciences in the last three decades, its full potential has not been recognised in educational research. Visual methods compliment and often enhance the use of traditional interview based methodology. Their use can also enable the views of marginalised, challenging or hard-to-reach participants to be innovatively accessed. In this study, non-British postdoctoral academics took photographs that visually or symbolically represented their professional and personal transitions relevant to their academic acculturation experiences during their PhD study in the U.K. Semi-structured interviews of educational-related experiences that made a significant impression revolved around participants’ visual metaphors. We examine the use of metaphors in a photo-elicitation technique, as critically reflected upon by the participants who are academic researchers themselves. The paper offers a collective reflection not only of the advantages of this innovative approach, but also of the key challenges as well as some recommendations for future research.
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