The use of visual narratives in research with older Chinese immigrants

Li, Wendy, Hodgetts, Darrin, and Stolte, Ottilie (2010) The use of visual narratives in research with older Chinese immigrants. In: Presentations from New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference 2010: psychology for a sustainable future. From: New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference 2010, 17-20 July 2010, Rotorua, New Zealand.

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Abstract

Photo narratives refer to a set of photographs arranged to create a storyline within the constraints of a particular format. Visual representations of experiences in photographs enable audience to see as participants see, and to feel. Photography provides one means of documenting processes through which participants make sense of what they see and experience. In the process, links between personal identities, local contexts, society, history and culture are invoked. This paper employs visual narrative analysis to look at everyday experiences that people might take for granted and precedes conventional verbal interviews by visual materials that encourage readers to understand the world as defined by older Chinese immigrants. Particular attention is given to self (re)construction among a group of 32 older Chinese migrants who were interviewed from April 2008 to September 2009. The visual narratives are interpreted alongside the spoken texts. Such an analysis method enables us to show readers the world through the participants' eyes, for readers to see what the participants see. The participants' experiences become 'seeable' in ways that transcend the 'sayable'.

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Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 05:46
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920503 Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups @ 50%
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