Qualitative research design is continually evolving. It is not only more established in disciplines beyond the traditional social sciences in which it is a standard choice, but also just as impacted by the changes in what data, technologies, and approaches researchers are using. This Handbook takes readers through the foundational theories, functions, strategies, and approaches to qualitative research design, before showcasing how it negotiates different data and research environments and produces credible, actionable impact beyond the study. Containing contributions from over 90 top scholars from a range of social science disciplines, this Handbook is not just an anthology of different qualitative research designs and how/when to use them; it is a complete exploration of how and why these designs are shaped and how, why, and into what they are evolving. This is a valuable resource for Master's and PhD level students, faculty members, and researchers across a wide range of disciplines such as health, nursing, psychology, social work, sociology, and education. Volume One: Part I: Concepts of Designing Designs in Qualitative Research; Part 2: Theories and Epistemological Contexts of Designing Qualitative Research; Part 3: Elements of Designing Qualitative Research; Part 4: Basic Designs and Research Strategies in Qualitative Research; and Part 5: Mixing Methods in Designing Qualitative Research. Volume Two: Part 6: Designing Qualitative Research for Specific Kinds of Data; Part 7: Designing Qualitative Online and Multimodal Research; Part 8: Designing Qualitative Research for Specific Groups and Areas; Part 9: Designing Qualitative Research in Disciplinary Fields; and Part 10: Designing Qualitative Research for Impact.

Working with Video Data

Working with video data
Lorenza Mondada

Introduction

Film's potential was exploited by scientific research as soon as the very first technologies for creating moving images were available. This interest was prompted early on by the capacity of the medium, film or video, to provide a vivid documentation of human, socio-cultural conduct, grasped in its dynamic, processual, and temporal dimensions in the details of its embodiment and situatedness. Interest in human actions, relations, and interactions, as they take place in diverse, everyday, professional, and institutional settings, has prompted the use of film and video for capturing the details of language, gesture, body, and movement, and their study in sociology, anthropology, linguistics, education, and psychology (see Johnson and Reavey, Chapter 44, ...

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