The second, thoroughly revised and expanded, edition of The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods presents a wide-ranging exploration and overview of the field today. As in its first edition, the Handbook does not aim to present a consistent view or voice, but rather to exemplify diversity and contradictions in perspectives and techniques. The selection of chapters from the first edition have been fully updated to reflect current developments. New chapters to the second edition cover key topics including picture-sorting techniques, creative methods using artefacts, visual framing analysis, therapeutic uses of images, and various emerging digital technologies and online practices. At the core of all contributions are theoretical and methodological debates about the meanings and study of the visual, presented in vibrant accounts of research design, analytical techniques, fieldwork encounters and data presentation. This handbook presents a unique survey of the discipline that will be essential reading for scholars and students across the social and behavioural sciences, arts and humanities, and far beyond these disciplinary boundaries. The Handbook is organized into seven main sections: PART 1: FRAMING THE FIELD OF VISUAL RESEARCH; PART 2: VISUAL AND SPATIAL DATA PRODUCTION METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES; PART 3: PARTICIPATORY AND SUBJECT-CENTERED APPROACHES; PART 4: ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORKS AND PERSPECTIVES; PART 5: MULTIMODAL AND MULTISENSORIAL RESEARCH; PART 6: RESEARCHING ONLINE PRACTICES; and PART 7: COMMUNICATING THE VISUAL: FORMATS AND CONCERNS.

Chapter 8: Videography: An Interpretative Approach to Video-Recorded Micro-Social Interaction

Videography: An Interpretative Approach to Video-Recorded Micro-Social Interaction

Videography: an interpretative approach to video-recorded micro-social interaction
Hubert Knoblauch René Tuma


Video technology offers expanded possibilities for looking at interaction and communication in various ‘natural’ settings: for example, workplaces and situations of informal communication or educational interaction. In the past decades, international groups of scholars have developed a prominent approach to sequentially analyze visual data from social interaction. As opposed methodologies analyzing videos on quantitative and standardized ways, videography is interpretive. After a short overvie of earlier research, we will therefore birefly discuss what interpretation means with respect to vide analysis. Before we describe how to sequentially analyze video-recorded social interaction, we sketch the role of data collection, ...

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