Arts-based and visual methods are undergoing a renaissance in research methods generally, and social work research is no exception (see e.g. Bryant, 2015). This chapter will suggest examples of research and illustrate research techniques that can be used in these innovative contexts, including how they can be used in terms of co-production with colleagues and/or service users (as previously discussed in relation to Project S in Chapter 7). I will be drawing in this chapter upon some recent research and knowledge transfer examples relevant to social work or health. Firstly, we need to briefly outline some key underlying aspects of visual and arts-based research and research methods, and I will suggest further reading that will introduce you to these fields as developed within the social sciences and also cultural studies. Searching relevant research methods literature shows that researchers such as Sarah Pink (2012), an anthropologist, and Gillian Rose (2007) have done extensive work on the varied possibilities of using visual research methods in the social sciences.
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