chapter  13
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Tribal gatherings: using art to disseminate research on club culture


One of the advantages of using visual methods in research is that the immediate and evocative nature of images can be used to increase the accessibility of research findings to a wider audience. There are a variety of ways in which the visual can be used in dissemination, and in this chapter we explore one form by describing the processes we engaged in when producing an art exhibition. This chapter is therefore not about using visual methods to produce data or answer research questions, but the processes involved in our attempt as psychologists to create an innovative form of dissemination by working with an artist to produce mixed media material that communicated our academic work.