Video as Method

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Oxford University Press, 2016 - Psychology - 194 pages
Perhaps the greatest strength of choosing video as a method for social research is its flexible and almost limitless potential for gathering, analyzing, writing up, and disseminating the research findings. Understanding the rich potential of video as both method and methodology is a process inextricably linked to epistemological, study design, analysis, and dissemination choices. As technology and media have evolved, video has become a primary tool of presenting information and ideas and a means of culture making.

Video as Method provides researchers with a guide to understanding, designing, conducting, and disseminating video-based research, and the rapid proliferation of approaches, uses, and designs now available. In the face of large data sets, and the great range of types and uses of video as an effective research tool, many researchers struggle to know how best to represent both video-based methodologies and research findings. Anne Harris provides in-depth examples in each chapter, and guides readers step-by-step through the chapter topics in a methodical fashion that mirrors the research journey.


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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Research Design and Methods
Chapter 3 Analyzing and Editing
Chapter 4 Forms of Disseminating
Chapter 5 Forms of Discussion
Chapter 6 Additional Resources and Readings

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About the author (2016)

Anne Harris, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University and works primarily in the areas of creativity, culture, diversity and digital media, about which she has published over 60 articles and 6 books. She is a native New Yorker and has worked professionally as a playwright, teaching artist, and journalist in the USA and Australia.

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