Get Creative! Research with Pictures & Stories MethodSpace Live webinar recording

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UPDATED: We have included the webinar recording.

You may have noticed an implicit question in recent MethodSpace posts: how can researchers communicate more effectively, particularly if we want to reach beyond our own institutions, disciplines, cultures, and other boundaries?

Communicating in visual or multimodal ways allows us to reach people who might not read the words we write. A MethodSpace focus for May was on ways to visualize research ideas as well as findings. In June and July, we are building on these ideas with a focus on Creative and Arts-Based Methods. Find all posts in this unfolding series.

So we can engage in real-time and have a conversation about thought-provoking approaches, MethodSpace is going live with a series of webinars. The first one was Get Creative! Research with Pictures & Stories, which appears below.

We are addressing some of the questions we didn’t have time to answer during the webinar on MethodSpace in separate posts; the first answer appears HERE.

The panel-style format featured three expert contributors: Dr. Helen KaraDr. Melissa Nolas, and yours truly, Dr. Janet Salmons.

Helen Kara is a UK-based independent researcher, writer, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Visiting Fellow at the UK’s National Centre for Research Methods. She is the author several SAGE Publishing books, including four of our Quick Little Fix titles and most relevantly today, Creative research methods in the social sciences: A practical guide.

Melissa Nolas is a senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research areas include: human agency and lived experience; childhood, youth and family lives; civic and political practices across the life course; multimodal ethnography; publics creating methodologies. She is the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council funded Connectors Study and the co-editor of entanglements: experiments in multimodal ethnography.

Webinar host Janet Salmons, the methods guru here at MethodSpace, is an independent researcher, writer and consultant through her company,Vision2Lead, Inc. Janet too has written a number of books for SAGE, including Doing Qualitative Research Online, Qualitative Online interviews, and Online Interviews in Real Time. She previously served on the graduate faculty of the Capella University School of Business, and was honored with the Harold Abel Distinguished Faculty Award for 2011-2012 and the Steven Shank Recognition for Teaching for four consecutive years.

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