Journal article

Creating interpretive visual texts

BS Holt

International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education | Published : 2012


In a study of 'disadvantaged' Australian rural women on access scholarships at an elite metropolitan university, I explored the complex amalgam of agency, imagination and personal experience at the nexus of higher education mobility. Alongside the 200 digital photographs the participants took to explain their mobility away from 'home' and the transcripted interviews over four years about the photographs, I felt that a new approach to visual data was needed in order to 'see' their stories. Experimenting with the two texts of my own research, one of words - the transcript - and one without words - the photographs, I began to juxtapose photographs I was using for analysis with the transcripts t..

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