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Video Vision

Changing the Culture of Social Science Research

Editor(s): Martin J. Downing Jr., Lauren J. Tenney
Contributors: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Desiree Fields, Unknown, Patricia A. MacCubbin, Unknown,

Book Description

In recent years, the use of video has soared spurring debate about the body-camera-environment connection and other concepts a social scientist considering this research tool will face. In this volume we zoom in on ethics, methodology, and analysis, while also zooming out on a wider praxis. The time is here to collectively identify our experiences, methods, and knowledge of video as a research methodology.

This compilation of work unpacks the use of video as a research tool. Often through the interdisciplinary lens of environmental psychology as well as anthropology, sociology, and the broader field of psychology, fascinating angles of the use of participant and naturalistic observations are captured along with that of participatory action research. Strategies such as recording video messages, the creation of student informed videos, and facilitating videos taken by or edited by research participants are coupled with methods for obtaining Institutional Review Board approvals, analysis, development of theory or action, and presentation.

This volume presents thought provoking, cutting-edge research that is both accessible to students and useful for social scientists who are yearning for a more accurate way to collect, analyze, and present data in our hyper-technical, visual, and competitive world.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-0001-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-0001-5
Date of Publication: 01/11/2008
Pages / Size: 260 / A5
Price: £34.99


Martin Downing is a Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Psychology at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. He is currently at the Center for the Psychosocial Study of Health and Illness affiliated with the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.

Lauren Tenney is a Provost Fellow in the Psychology department at the Graduate School and University Center, CUNY and an adjunct professor of Psychology at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. She uses video in her participatory action research. For information, see