Interviewing that involves drawing, walking, picture taking and filming: Exploring methods for enhancing qualitative data collection

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Whilst useful at eliciting insights of participants’ experiences, traditional research interviews can fail to capture the depth and breadth of an individual’s story. Drawing upon social sciences and other disciplines, there are a range of techniques that can enrich interview data by making visible the unverbalizable. Methods including ‘Rich Pictures’, ‘Guided walks’, ‘Photovoice’ / ‘Photo elicitation’ and ‘Point of View (PoV) filming’ - can help interviewers gain a deeper understanding of participants’ experiences. These techniques allow interviewers to empathize with participants about his/her particular activity that is being researched, while also providing a new communication register for individuals and communities whose ability to use language is limited.
This workshop will introduce participants to a range of methods that can enhance qualitative research interviews. Specifically, participants will (1) learn some key principles of successful interviewing, (2) collect some unconventional, but highly productive, interviewing strategies, and (3) understand the pitfalls and the possibilities of enhanced interviewing techniques. We expect that participants will gain sufficient theoretical and practical skills to begin employing visual methods in their research. This highly interactive session will support networking amongst a community of like-minded researchers.
Period28 Apr 2018
Event titleCanadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) Annual Conference (Halifax, Canada)
Event typeConference
LocationHalifax, CanadaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational