Introduction to Interpretive Videoanalysis of Social Situations
7 Options for Presentation of Findings
Ways of Presenting Videographic Analyses
7Options for Presentation of Findings
For presentation of the results of studies based on videographic data, there are substantial challenges. That has to do with the limitations of classic academic forms of publication. This chapter deals with the various alternatives for presenting the findings of research based on video analysis, discusses the problems that arise in the process, and includes examples that demonstrate several possible solutions.
The specific features of video data require more than just a rethinking of the methods used to evaluate such data. Especially with regard to appropriate presentation of the findings, great difficulties arise. In the previous part of this volume, we outlined various methods for transcribing interactions on the basis of video data: They range from simple rough transcripts to highly detailed annotations of individual movements and their connotations. These transcripts, in addition to freeze-frame clips, are fragments of videographic material that can be worked into texts in a very limited form.
In this chapter, problems related to publication will be discussed separately, because studies based on video data are more troublesome in this regard. That essentially has to do with the need to communicate audiovisual material in textual form. In addition, to date there are no fixed conventions of presentation for video analysis. Thus, researchers must confront the task of either submitting to the prevailing constraints on publication in each case, or looking for creative new solutions. In the case of theses or dissertations for an academic degree,...
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