ERIC Number: ED276775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Use of Photography as a Qualitative Evaluation Technique.
Fang, Wei Li
The purpose of this study is to explore the potential uses of photography and its practical implications as a qualitative evaluation technique. Potential uses are proposed: (1) systematic recording of a program activity; (2) highlighting specific events; (3) illustrating a point; (4) leading the evaluator to specific persons, activities, and places; (5) stimulating interviews; (6) verifying findings; and (7) offering multiple perspectives of the same event. Identification of events, time sampling, record keeping, composition, lighting, film, and obstrusiveness of the photographer are points to consider when photographing. Technical aspects to consider include type of film, film speed, and composition. When deciding to include photographs in an evaluation report: (1) determine that photographs enhance the report; (2) verify photographs prior to inclusion; and (3) clarify photographs with a caption. (JAZ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evaluation Network and the Evaluation Research Society (Toronto, Canada, October 16-19, 1985).