Visual Methods in Social Research

Course Number: 
HSL774
LTP structure: 
3-0-0
Discipline: 
Sociology
Credit: 
3.0

Pre-requisite

Course Objective

Students will learn how to analyse images, visual and online new media resources and utilize them in social and Internet research. This course enables a student to get some exposure to innovations in visual anthropology and digital culture that are part of our everyday life.

Course Content

The course analyses visual material in cross-cultural contexts and how the Internet in particular is being used to disseminate information and (re)present content. Importance of visual research methods; visuals as texts and framing; representing images and images in social research; Internet and online ethnography; analyzing websites - qualitative content; politics of digital culture.
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