Using video as data
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Using video as data book
The use of video recording for data collection in educational research is increasing popular. Drawing on seminal, contemporary research and the author’s own wide-ranging practical experiences, this chapter offers critical discussion about this approach. Four potential benefits are addressed: multiple review, detailed analysis, simultaneous perspectives and discussions of data. Challenges relating to reactivity (how participants behave when being filmed), context and scope, and exaggerated magnification are also discussed, as well as sampling issues and data analysis. The importance of following ethical guidelines, in particular in relation to informed consent and the use of video data, is also emphasized. The chapter’s conclusion offers advice for researchers considering the use of video recordings in their own research methodology.