Visuals & Figures

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A MethodSpace focus for May is on ways to use visuals to represent key ideas, themes in the data, and results of the study, in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research and evaluation. Find all posts in this unfolding series.

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Figures in academic books and articles typically take the form of black-and-white line drawings or photographs. As publishing moves online, limitations are changing about the format and style of figures– and researchers are getting creative. See my post in the Textbook & Academic Authors Association blog, Abstract. If you have innovative examples to share, post them in the comment area.

Learn more in a MethodSpace Live! webinar

Register now for the Get Creative! Research with Pictures & Stories webinar on July 18, 2019. Find the time in your zone .

In this webinar Kara will discuss research and dissemination uses of graphic books and comics; Nolas will talk about multimodal field research; while Salmons will detail visual methods for collecting data in online qualitative research.

A panel-style format with 3 expert contributors and time for discussion means this will be lively and interactive event. The panel will include Dr. Helen KaraDr. Melissa Nolas, and yours truly, Dr. Janet Salmons.

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