Visual Methods in Ageing Research: Methodological Issues

Friday, July 18, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Room: 304
WG03 Visual Sociology (host committee)
RC11 Sociology of Aging

Language: English

In recent years there have been significant developments in our understandings and explorations about age and ageing, with new theorising, new methodologies and new topics evident. One of these developments has been the use of visual methodologies to elicit insights into age and ageing. Exploring the visual is seen as a means to uncover significant insights into how micro processes of daily life are linked to wider socio-cultural discourses; performative aspects of culture often hidden within the everyday; to make visible the mundane and taken-for-granted; to stimulate debate; and to reveal meanings and understandings in context. Whilst the use of visual methods can be experienced as empowering and participatory by older people, the development of visual research has also presented researchers with new complexities and challenges in relation to ethical, theoretical, analytical and methodological issues. This panel brings together researchers who are using a wide variety of different visual methods to study social aspects of age and ageing.
Session Organizers:
Wendy MARTIN, Brunel University, United Kingdom and E-J MILNE, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Alison BELL, Post-graduate Student, Scotland
Methodological Complexities Involved When Using Visual Methods in Dementia Research (Oral Presentation)
Sarah Kate SMITH, University of Sheffield, England; Gail Ann MOUNTAIN, University of Sheffield, England

‘Taking Photos? I Don't Do That Anymore': Critiquing the Photo-Diary As Method in Ageing Research (Oral Presentation)
E-J MILNE, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Julie BROWNLIE, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Visual Narrative and the Internet: Ethical Approaches to Engaging Australian Aboriginal Participants on Their Experiences of Ageing (Oral Presentation)
Kayli WILD, La Trobe University, Australia; Kath RYAN, La Trobe University, Australia; Victoria TEAM, La Trobe University, Australia; Jacqueline TUDBALL, La Trobe University, Australia; Elaine Lawurrpa MAYPILAMA, 2Yalu Marnggithinyaraw Research Centre, Australia; Lorraine SMITH, University of Sydney, Australia

Virtual, Augmented or Real? Ageing Research in an Era of Spatial Technologies (Oral Presentation)
Hamish ROBERTSON, UNIVERSITY OF NSW, Australia; Nick NICHOLAS, THE DEMOGRAPHER'S WORKSHOP, Australia; Andrew GEORGIOU, UNIVERSITY OF NSW, Australia; Julie JOHNSON, UNIVERSITY OF NSW, Australia; Joanne TRAVAGLIA, University of New South Wales, Australia; Tuly ROSENFELD, UNIVERSITY OF NSW, Australia

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