Visual Juxtaposition as Qualitative Inquiry in Educational Research

Mar. 01, 2015

Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Volume 28, Issue 2, 2015, p. 151-167

This article describes the research method of visual juxtaposition.
It explains that visual juxtaposition is inquiry through contrast, facilitated by side-by-side positioning of two images, or images and text.
When combined with a theoretical foundation that explores interactions between the material and discursive elements of visual data, juxtaposition creates opportunities for qualitative analysis that are not as readily apparent when individual images are considered.

Analytic extensions of this practice are described as archival, spatial, multimodal, and intertextual.

Updated: Apr. 30, 2015