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Anne Maj Nielsen

How the researcher’s experience of visual images can contribute to qualitative research

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This article presents a theoretical argument exploring how visual images appeal to sensory knowledge, and how sensory knowledge can contribute to qualitative research where visual images are included as part of the method. The argument is based on a phenomenological approach and a conceptual model of ‘the aesthetic object’. The experience of the aesthetic object comprises three different attitudes, each of which approaches specific aspects of the aesthetic object. By reflectively differentiating between these various attitudes, the contribution of sensory-experienced knowledge can become explicit in qualitative research.
Translated title of the contributionHvordan forskerens oplevelse af børns tegninger kan bidrage til kvalitativ forskning
Original languageEnglish
JournalAkademisk Kvarter
Pages (from-to)175-187
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Research areas

  • art experience, aesthetic object, sensory knowledge, visual images, qualitative research, Forskningsmetode

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