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290146 PS Photography as a Research Method (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work

Auf Englisch

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

1st session: Do, 01.10.2020 via ZOOM (link: see e-mail or Moodle)
Hybrid- or blended-learning through moodle interface & BigBlueButton might be used depending on the sanitary situation.
The program and evaluation might consequently also be subjected to change.

Thursday 01.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 08.10. 09:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Thursday 15.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 22.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 29.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 05.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 12.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 19.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 26.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 03.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 10.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 17.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 17.12. 11:15 - 12:45 Digital
Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Taking a Viennese case study introduced during the course, students will learn and experiment in situ with four photography tools as a mean to collect data. The course will be divided into four sessions each presenting a specific tool:
Session 1 Collecting first impressions through photography
Session 2 Looking for photography archives
Session 3 Photography : Photo-series & Visual journal
Session 4 Photography-interview/elicitation

Each session will be organized as follow: we will start with theoretical background introducing the tool, its aim, advantages and limits. Students will then apply and test it in the field with the teacher. Students will also be required to test it further on their own (part of the evaluation). Students will then present in the classroom their first results and analysis.
The aim of the course is to introduce students with new methodological tools for qualitative research in urban studies and geography. The class is framed to 1) have students experiment with the challenges of new tools while collecting data in situ; 2) get familiar with a new dimension of qualitative research while at the same time developing a critical approach on new tools; 3) come up with new perspectives on their personal research project.
Students will be working alone and in group of 3 or 4 max.
The language of the course will be English.
Students should be proficient in English (oral and writing) and be familiar with qualitative methods and conducting fieldwork.

Assessment and permitted materials

Data collection, analysis and assessment will be part of the course evaluation. Evaluation will be done after each session with a short groupe presentation & document to hand in gathering data, analysis and assessment. Participation in the discussion will also be considered for the evaluation. A final document and presentation compiling the whole data collection, analysis and final results will be asked at the end of the course.
Part of the work will be done individually and in group.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Data collection, analysis, assessments, propositions, small exercises and discussions (posted on the "forum" moodle) will be part of the course evaluation.

Examination topics

Readings, courses content, document structure and writing, participation, critical thinking, creativity and enthusiasm are important elements that will be taken into account for the evaluation

Reading list

Bateson G., Mead M. (1942). Balinese Character A Photographic Analysis, New York: Academy of Sciences, 1962 ; 2. print.: Book available at the Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie Library
Banks, M. (2001). Visual methods in social research. London: SAGE Publications. Chapter 6.2 Available as E-Book at UNIVIE Library
Boot, I. (2017). Sensing the city from within: tracking places in public space In Y. Franz & C. Hintermann (eds.) Unravelling complexities. Understanding public space (pp.139-146). Heft 44. Wien: ISR.
Berger, J. (2008). Ways of seeing. London: Peguin Books. Chapter 1
Collier Jr. J. & Collier, M. 1986 (1967). Visual Anthropology : Photography as a Research Method, University of New Mexico Press.
Hoffman, D. (2007). The Disappeared: images of the environment at
Freetown's urban margins, Visual Studies, 22:2, 104-119.
Margolis E. & Pauwles L. (2011). The Sage handbook of visual research methods. London, Sage.
Prosser, J. (Ed.) (2006). Image-based research. A sourcebook for qualitative researchers. London : Routledge.
Schoepfer, E. (2014). « Capturing neighbourhood images through photography », Visual ethnography, 3, (1), 7-34.
Schwartz D., (1989). Visual ethnography: using photography in qualitative research. University of Minesota.
Talinn, G., Katchi, R. (2015). Debris of what-would-have-been: a photo-essay concerning deindustrialozation in hyper-capitalist and post-socialist cities, journal of urban history, 41(2) 294–306.

Association in the course directory

(MG-S3-PI.m) (MG-S4-PI.m) (MG-S5-PI.m) (MG-S6-PI.m) (MG-W6-PI) (MR1-b-PI)

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