Visuals in Policy making – ‘See what I’m saying’

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Let us be clear, the use of visual methods to inform, analyse and deliver policy is not new! Various visual approaches from the social sciences are used to inform politics and political studies. For example, there have been investigations of political party TV advertisements (Robinson, 1976), as well as the influence of visual imagery such as national flags on political behaviour and decisions (Hassin et al, 2007). There is a long history within the social sciences of visual methods, particularly in sociology, anthropology and the arts (see Grady, 2008; Margolis and Pauwels, 2011). However, to date, there is little work
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Policy Making in the Social Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationMethods that Matter
EditorsJerry Stoker, Mark Evans
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781447329381
ISBN (Print)9781447329367
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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