Visual Methods and Ethnography Research Seminar and Workshop

A total of 35 researchers, early career and established academics from the Business School, the University and other institutions, attended the event, which took place on 12th May at the Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart. The organisers, Dr Louise Todd and Dr Ivana Rihova from the Tourism group, hoped to develop the knowledge, intellectual abilities, and research methods skills of doctoral and early career researchers. By attending the workshop, participants were expected to:
• Gain appreciation of the importance of visual methods and ethnography in social sciences and tourism in particular;
• Extend individual expertise of innovative use of visual research methods and ethnography;
• Reflect on ethical issues in using visual material in research;
• Apply principles of analysing visual data in an interactive small-group activity;
• Connect and exchange ideas with a community of like-minded researchers interested in visual methodologies.
It is hoped that that further Research Seminars and specialist research methods workshops will be organised within the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Subject Group to facilitate further development of interest and skills in visual research methods, ethnography and related areas.