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Methodological considerations of digital video observation: beyond conversation analysis

Pearce, Christopher; Arnold, Michael; Phillips, Christine; Dwan, Kathryn

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This paper discusses some of the methodological issues of using digital video data in observational studies. It is based on the authors' experiences in research involving medical consultations. Previous observational studies in this field have used either direct observation or analogue videotapes. Traditionally, analysis is then done on transcriptions of the tapes, using conversation analysis or other techniques. These techniques were formed and created using largely analogue audiotapes. We...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPearce, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorArnold, Michael
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Christine
dc.contributor.authorDwan, Kathryn
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:31:16Z
dc.identifier.issn1834-0806
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/22697
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses some of the methodological issues of using digital video data in observational studies. It is based on the authors' experiences in research involving medical consultations. Previous observational studies in this field have used either direct observation or analogue videotapes. Traditionally, analysis is then done on transcriptions of the tapes, using conversation analysis or other techniques. These techniques were formed and created using largely analogue audiotapes. We will demonstrate how digital video increases the richness of data, such that conversation analysis becomes interaction analysis. Additionally, we argue that digital video changes the relationship between reader, researcher and data. A consideration of these changes is important to framing a comprehensive methodological approach to using digital video observation. Digital video needs to be considered in terms of what it offers in and of itself, rather than relating it to other techniques.
dc.publishereContent Management Pty Ltd
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Multiple Research Approaches
dc.subjectKeywords: Hermeneutics; Methodology; Observational techniques; Physician-patient relationship; Qualitative research; Video observation
dc.titleMethodological considerations of digital video observation: beyond conversation analysis
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume4
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor111717 - Primary Health Care
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3841020xPUB23
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationPearce, Christopher, University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationArnold, Michael, University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationPhillips, Christine, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDwan, Kathryn, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage90
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage99
local.identifier.doi10.5172/mra.2010.4.2.090
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:20:13Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-78650115130
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