Introduction to Interpretive Videoanalysis of Social Situations
8 End Results and Theoretical Connections
Interaction Research and Communication Research
8End Results and Theoretical Connections
In the final chapter, we ask what contributions videography can make to research in the social sciences. What general principles or trends can be inferred from what this method yields? For which areas of research is video analysis especially well suited? How are findings that are relevant to theory to be gained from the results of microanalysis? Which sociological issues can be dealt with through video analysis in general? To answer these questions, we examine several obvious connections between videographic research and existing theoretical approaches in the field of sociology. In addition, we discuss the potential and the scope of videographic research with regard to gaining new theoretical insights for the social sciences. Finally, the limits of video analysis are also indicated.
Though thus far we have dealt primarily with the methodology of video analysis, we now turn to a number of follow-up questions. Here, we are concerned with the sociological yield of videographic research, and thus we are broadening the perspective. In the previous chapters we took an in-depth look at the back-and-forth shifts between data generation, data preparation, and detailed analysis within the framework of videographic research. In the course of the research process, the findings continue to accumulate. In our experience, scholarly research rarely is terminated as a result of burn-out. Rather, it usually is the sheer need to wrap things up that brings the writing of a thesis, dissertation, research report, or article to an end. More...
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