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Video in Qualitative Research

Video in Qualitative Research

February 2010 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Video provides unprecedented opportunities for social science research, enabling fine-grained analysis of social organisation, culture and communication. Video in Qualitative Research provides practical guidance for students and academics on how to use video in qualitative research, how to address the problems and issues that arise in undertaking video-based field studies and how to subject video recordings to detailed scrutiny and analysis.

Heath, Hindmarsh and Luff consider the ethical and practical issues that arise in recording and gathering data as well as how video enables new and distinctive ways of presenting insights, observations and findings to both academic and practitioner audiences. The book is illustrated throughout with a wide range of case material drawn from the authors own research projects, and these cases serve to situate the practical and methodological guidance offered by the book into real research scenarios.

Video in Qualitative Research is an invaluable guide for students and researchers across the social sciences thinking of using video as part of their research.

Christian Heath is Professor of Work and Organisation, Kings College London

Jon Hindmarsh is Reader in Work Practice and Technology, Kings College London

Paul Luff is Professor in Organisations and Technology, Kings College London

Video, Analysis and the Social Sciences
Access, Ethics and Project Planning
Collecting Audio-Visual Data
Analyzing Video: Developing Preliminary Observations
Matters of Context: Objects, Participation and Institutional Practice
Preparing Presentations and Publications
Implications, Applications and New Developments
Appendix 1: Transcription Notations
Appendix 2: Example of an Introductory Letter Seeking Access to Record
Appendix 3: Tips for Data Sessions
Appendix 4: Selected References to our Research Studies

Used other text.

Mr Frank Rodriguez
Department of Criminal Justice, Mercyhurst University
October 18, 2013


Dr Roger Slack
School of Social Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor
June 15, 2010

Great introduction for everyone interested in videoanalysis. Covers the important aspects ranging from data collection to analysis and presentation. One can see that the authors have developed this book in daily practice.

Mr Rene Tuma
Institut für Soziologie, Technical University of Berlin
June 14, 2010

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