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Video Interaction Analysis

Methods and Methodology

Ulrike Tikvah Kissmann

This volume presents a collection of approaches to the emerging field of video analysis in the social sciences. Although the importance of visual qualitative methods has increased, video analysis cannot draw upon a single method or methodology. Therefore this book will structure the diverse approaches in order to identify their traditions. It assembles studies from linguistic anthropology as well as conversation analysis, sociological hermeneutics, ethnography, phenomenology and finally focused ethnography. Practical questions will be asked, as for instance, how the fact of being filmed affects the situation that is being filmed and theoretical questions will be posed, as for example, whether actions are subject to contingency or whether they are pre-determined.
Contents: Ulrike Tikvah Kissmann: Video interaction analysis: Methodological perspectives on an emerging field – Charles Goodwin: Video and the analysis of embodied human interaction – Marjorie Harness Goodwin: Constructing inequality as situated practice – Antonia L. Krummheuer: Conversation analysis, video recordings, and human-computer interchanges – Ulrike Tikvah Kissmann: How medical forms are used: The study of doctor-patient consultations from a sociological hermeneutic approach – Roger Haeussling: Video analysis with a four-level interaction concept: A network-based concept of human-robot interaction – Larissa Schindler: The production of «vis-ability»: An ethnographic video analysis of a martial arts class – Lars Frers: Video research in the open - Encounters involving the researcher-camera – Hubert Knoblauch: Social constructivism and the three levels of video analysis – Cornelius Schubert: Videographic elicitation interviews: Exploring technologies, practices and narratives in organisations.