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Using digital and instant film photography for research documentation : a research note
Qualitative Research (2013)
  • Lauren Leigh Hinthorne, University of Queensland
Abstract

This research note investigates the potential of digital and instant film photography as distinct approaches to research documentation. It argues that the quality of visual evidence provided by photographs may depend in part on the researcher’s ability to reliably link images with other sources of data. The research note goes on to contextualize instant film photography as a tested documentation technique, though one not commonly used in qualitative research. Benefits and constraints associated with instant film technology are also discussed. It concludes that instant film photography could have advantages over digital photography when used for multimodal documentation of fast-paced research processes.

Keywords
  • documentation,
  • photography,
  • representation,
  • three-dimensional model building,
  • visual methods
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Lauren Leigh Hinthorne. "Using digital and instant film photography for research documentation : a research note" Qualitative Research (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lauren_leigh_hinthorne/10/