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Video in Research Introducing the video ethnography process Sarah Pink firstname.lastname@example.org. What will this presentation cover?. Background to video in qualitative research Overview of theoretical and methodological issues
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Introducing the video ethnography process
From Visual Anthropology to Visual Methods
Objectivity, subjectivity and reflexivity
‘B: I’m talking about having control of a camera. You’re talking about putting a dead camera on top of a bloody tripod. It sees nothing’
Context: since the 1990s it has been accepted that objectivity is impossible to achieve in written or visual work, so the visual has once again become an acceptable method of research and representation across the social sciences that use qualitative research
Observation, collaboration and subject’s own images
2. Collaborative Research
3. Subject/informant videos
4. Academic and social intervention projects
Collier and his colleagues undertook a comparative analysis, across the schools of factors such the physical relationships between pupils and teachers, the materials that decorated the walls of the classrooms and the body language of the pupils and teachers.
Working with digital video
Digital video is recommended - the importance of this will become especially clear once you reach the post-fieldwork stage
Reporting, Arguing, Advocacy, Training…
An edited documentary video for
Advantages of using hypermedia:
Collier, J. Jnr. (1973) Alaskan Eskimo Education, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
MacDougall, D. (1997) 'The visual in anthropology' in M. Banks and H. Morphy (eds) Rethinking Visual Anthropology London: New Haven Press
MacDougall, D. (1998) Transcultural Cinema, Princetown University Press
Pink, S. et al eds (2004) Working Images, London: Routledge
Pink, S. (2001) Doing Visual Ethnography, London: Sage
Rich M, Lamola S, Gordon J, Chalfen R. (2000)‘Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment: a patient-centered methodology for understanding the adolescent illness experience’. Journal of Adolescent Health. 27(3):155-165. http://www.viaproject.org/VIAMethod.pdf