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Comics in Qualitative Research

Lookup NU author(s): Lydia Wysocki



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Sage Publications Ltd., 2019.

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Although the medium of comics has a long history, its use as method in research is still in its early stages. This entry begins by outlining the definition and scope of comics. Next, it explores how and why comics might be used within social research. It then discusses potential ethical and practical challenges. Finally, the entry provides practical suggestions to support the use of comics as a research method. This involves making connections with other visual research methods as well as exploring specific affordances of the comics medium

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Author(s): McNicol S, Wysocki L

Editor(s): Paul A. Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, and Richard Williams

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: SAGE Research Methods Foundations

Year: 2019

Online publication date: 17/09/2019

Acceptance date: 23/01/2019

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.


DOI: 10.4135/9781526421036832018

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781529747690