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The usefulness of reflexive photography for qualitative research: a case study in higher education

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dc.contributor.author Schulze, Salome
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-22T11:29:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-22T11:29:16Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Schulze S. 2007,'The usefulness of reflexive photography for qualitative research: a case study in higher education', South African Journal of Higher Education, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 536-553. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1011-3487
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/196
dc.description.abstract This study explores the usefulness of reflexive photography for qualitative research in the human and social sciences. The investigation was done in the context of how male academics construct their world in a university during transformation. A group of white, male academics in the human sciences were provided with a camera and were requested to take pictures of the most meaningful aspects of their work environment. Thereafter photo-elicitation interviews were conducted, transcribed and analysed. The study illustrates the usefulness of reflexive photography to determine human interpretation of interaction with the environment. Participants commented positively on and helped to identify the advantages and limitations of the technique. The research indicated that photographs have no intrinsic meaning but serve as symbols of meaning that participants explain during interviews. Content analysis, a second level of analysis that is based on the first level, is useful in some ways as indicated. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Unisa Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries South African Journal of Higher Education en_US
dc.subject Higher education en_US
dc.subject Reflexive photography en_US
dc.subject Qualitative research en_US
dc.subject Case studies en_US
dc.title The usefulness of reflexive photography for qualitative research: a case study in higher education en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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