Photo acknowledgement: Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan, Nothing To See Here (Dispersal), 2014. Photographer: John Possemato.
Special issue on Visual methods and ethics in Visual Methodologies Vol 3, 2 (2015) http://journals.sfu.ca/vm/index.php/vm/issue/view/7
This special issue on ethical issues in visual research arose from our collective observation that there is an urgent need for researchers to share and reflect upon stories about the ethical challenges they are facing in their research, including how they have navigated the formal procedural ethics review process and how they have identified and responded to ethical challenges in their research practice. Our approach in this special issue has been to call for tales from the field that raise new questions and highlight concerns within the context of real and ongoing research rather than attempt to derive solutions to ethical problems in an abstract or decontextualized way. The overall collection is therefore one that highlights the importance of good descriptive self-reflexive accounts of ethical and methodological issues, especially in terms of what is useful for other visual researchers and also for members of research ethics boards or committees (REB/REC).
Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan, Nothing To See Here (Dispersal), 2014. Photographer: John Possemato.
Table of contents
Editorial: Visual methods and ethics: Stories from the field Susan M. Cox, Marilys Guillemin, Jenny Waycott, Deborah Warr, pp. 1-3.
Re/formulating Ethical Issues for Visual Research Methods Jenny Waycott, Marilys Guillemin, Deborah Joy Warr, Susan Cox, Sarah Drew, Catherine Howell, pp. 4-15.
Ethical issues in the use of video observations with people with advanced dementia and their caregivers in nursing home environments Gloria Puurveen, Alison Phinney, Susan Cox, Barbara Purvest, pp. 16-26.
Adding the agentic capacities of visual materials to visual research ethics Kim McLeod, Marilys Guillemin, pp. 27-42.
Visual Embodiment of Psychosis: Ethical Concerns in Performing Difficult Experiences Katherine Mary Boydell, Carmela Solimine, Siona Siona, pp. 43-52.
Beneficence and contemporary art: when aesthetic judgment meets ethical judgment Barbara Ruth Bolt, pp. 53-66.
Poor places, powerful people? Co-producing cultural counter-representations of place. Ellie Byrne, Eva Elliott, Gareth Williams, pp. 77-85.
Digital Ethnographic Techniques in Domestic Spaces: Notes on Methods and Ethics Bjorn Nansen, Jenny Kennedy, Michael Arnold, Martin Gibbs, Rowan Wilken, pp. 86-97.
Digital storytelling, image-making and self-representation: Building digital literacy as an ethical response for supporting Aboriginal young peoples’ digital identities Fran Edmonds, Michelle Evans, Scott McQuire, Richard Chenhall, 98-111.