ERIC Number: ED177560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Documentary Photography: Cognitive Dimensionality of Selected Photographs and Community Perceptions in a Coorientation Model.
Brown, James W.; Foushee, Richard E.
This paper discusses a proposed term project for a course in documentary photography that centered on photographically documenting a rural community and measuring its symbolic sociodramas. The paper describes the focus of the project, which was to determine how various community groups interpreted a given set of photographs designed to express a dimension of life in the community. It also explains the coorientation model and multidimensional scaling (MDS) approach chosen to analyze the set of documentary photographs and to compare responses from various citizens' groups. MDS is defined, and the procedure for implementing the proposed project is summarized. (AE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (62nd, Houston, TX, August 5-8, 1979)