Welcome to the Companion Website

Welcome to the companion website for Visual Methodologies, Fourth Edition, by Gillian Rose. The resources on the site have been specifically designed to support your study.

For students

  • Searching for images online
  • Author video
  • Resource
  • Exercise
  • Journal article
  • Web link
  • Video
  • Audio clip

About the book

Now in its Fourth Edition, Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to Researching with Visual Methodologies is a bestselling critical guide to the study and analysis of visual culture. Existing chapters have been fully updated to offer a rigorous examination and demonstration of an individual methodology in a clear and structured style. 

Reflecting changes in the way society consumes and creates its visual content, new features include:

  • Brand new chapters dealing with social media platforms, the development of digital methods and the modern circulation and audiencing of research images
  • More 'Focus' features covering interactive documentaries, digital story-telling and participant mapping
  • A Companion Website featuring links to useful further resources relating to each chapter.

A now classic text, Visual Methodologies appeals to undergraduates, graduates, researchers and academics across the social sciences and humanities who are looking to get to grips with the complex debates and ideas in visual analysis and interpretation.

About the author

Gillian Rose is Professor of Cultural Geography at The Open University, and her current research interests focus on contemporary visual culture in cities, and visual research methodologies. Her website, with links to many of her publications, is here:


She also blogs at


And you can follow her on Twitter @ProfGillian.


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