Visual Communication Research Designs / Edition 1

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Visual Communication Research Designs offers detailed guidance for using a variety of research methods to investigate visual communications. This book embeds each method-interview, draw-and-write, diary, Photovoice, case study, visual ethnography, focus group, discourse analysis, and content analysis-within a research design. Chapters begin with a brief, engaging story, such as: Why people really include visuals on Facebook, Why Picasso could draw but barely pass elementary school, How camera phones can be used for intimate communication.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415988704
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Kenney (Ph.D. Michigan State University) is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina. He is the founding editor of Visual Communication Quarterly, and he served as an editor of the Handbook of Visual Communication. He continues to shoot documentary-style photographs and videos.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

1 Like an Espresso but Without the Insomnia 1

2 Putting Your Best "Cyberface" Forward 18

3 I Don't Want to Talk About It; I Want to Draw It! 45

4 Reach Out and Hug Someone 70

5 We Shall Act and Overcome, Together 95

6 Working for Two Universities 5,000 Miles Apart 122

7 Traditions are Group Efforts to Prevent the Unexpected 145

8 That Story's Ridiculous; Look, Here's What Happened 176

9 Everything You Wanted to Know, but Were Powerless to Ask David Weintraub Weintraub, David 198

10 Sex on TV: A Content Interpretive Analysis 223

Glossary 247

References 267

Index 285

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