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Unit 3: Foundations for Conducting Research

R21: Using photography in your research and your thesis

Photography is becoming increasing important in the collection of data, as a research methodology and in the portrayal of research data. Virtually all postgraduate researchers now need to have the ability to create and use images.  

This session will deliver the basics of photography, including how to edit images, as well as exploring ways in which images can enhance a research methodology. The ways in which a visual record of research can evolve across the lifespan of each project, and feed into presentations around that project, is a seldom discussed area, and yet one that is growing in relevance. This session offers technical know-how as well as research skills. 

The session will be an A-Z, and no prior knowledge is necessary.

Facilitator: Dr Ben Halligan, The Doctoral College

Date Time Venue Booking
Tuesday 21st November 2017 2-4pm MD165
Tuesday 6th February 2018 2-4pm MD165


Vitae RDF descriptors addressed in this session are:

Knowledge and intellectual abilities (A)
This domain contains the knowledge and intellectual abilities needed to be able to carry out excellent research.

  • Cognitive abilities (A2)
  • Creativity (A3)

Engagement, influence and impact (D)
This domain contains the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage with, influence and impact on the academic, social, cultural and economic context.

  • Communication & dissemination
  • Engagement and impact (D3)