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June 2019

Public Sociology

Ethical Considerations in Visual Research

Roman R. Williams Originally published on April 15, 2015 in Studying Congregations. Last year the school my children attend was in the midst of a capital campaign, which included high quality brochures and a promotional video. The school brought families and donors together for an…
June 12, 2019
Public Sociology

Engaging Congregations with Photovoice

Roman R. Williams Originally published on February 10, 2016 in Studying Congregations. Photovoice (PV) is a technique that enables researchers to identify needs and stimulate social change by giving voice to groups and/or issues that may otherwise be voiceless. The acrostic V.O.I.C.E. is sometimes used…
June 10, 2019
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Congregational Snapshots: Understanding and Engaging Congregations through Cell Phone Photographs

Roman R. Williams Originally published on November 25, 2014 in Studying Congregations. Images are everywhere and everyone—from my school-aged children to professionals schooled in digital media production—is making them. Digital cameras are commonplace, standard equipment in cell phones. These devices record countless photographs and videos,…
June 3, 2019