SRA Scotland free seminar - Visual & participatory research methods in the digital age


We are delighted that USA-based Dr Janet Salmons will deliver this free morning seminar alongside her October training courses.

Qualitative interviews using arts-based methods (visual approaches, scenario-based role plays or simulations) can be conducted online, or face-to-face with mobile devices to capture the interactions with participants. In this seminar we will explore ways for researchers to use free or inexpensive digital tools and media, photographs and graphics to elicit participants’ responses and generate rich data.

The internet and mobile devices offer many ways to communicate, as evidenced by the trend towards increased use of images and media. Children and youth, or participants who have differences or limitations with spoken language, may prefer alternatives to the typical verbal questioning and responses common to research interviews.  Such alternatives may also be useful when dealing with complex or sensitive topics.

Time: 10-11.30am.  Refreshments will be available from 9.30am
Price: £0.00
Date: Friday October 7, 2016


Janet Salmons is a qualitative methodologist with experience in academic research and NGO program evaluation. She is an independent scholar, writer and consultant through Vision2Lead (  She supervises doctoral research as a Dissertation Mentor in the Learning Innovations & Educational Technology program at Walden University in the USA.  She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.

Dr Salmons is the author of Doing Qualitative Research Online (2016), Qualitative Online Interviews (2015), and Cases in Online Interview Research (2012), all from SAGE Publications. Recent publications include chapters in the Sage Handbook of Social Media Research Methods (in press), and The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry (2015.)

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