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ERIC Number: EJ874425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Visual Methodology in Classroom Inquiry: Enhancing Complementary Qualitative Research Designs
Kingsley, Joanne
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v55 n4 p534-548 Win 2009
This article presents the argument that combining visual methods with other qualitative research methods enhances the inherent strengths of each methodology and allows new understandings to emerge. These would otherwise remain hidden if only one method were used in isolation. In a qualitative inquiry of an elementary teacher's constructivist literacy practices, categorizing and contextualizing strategies using grounded theory and narrative analysis were juxtaposed with visual analysis. The interactive, interpretive process of moving back and forth between visual and textual data demonstrated the power of visual images to explicate the complexities of classroom practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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