Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Roskilde day III - Video Workshop

Sisse Siggaard Jensen describes her way of conducting video-filmed interviews, and describes the variables when conducting in-situ "videoviews." She prefers to do these in a setting that is the common one for the the interviewee(s) even though the situation of course is influenced by her being there with her camera.

Prior to recordings (Step 1):
• Analytical design
• Relevance, selection and impact. It is really relevant (in this particular research context) to do a video interview?
• Simple and recurring video recordings

Oligopticon — seeing very much of very little (ex: a computer screen - a small window into a large amount of information)
Panopticon — Michel Foucault's idea of the prison surveillance. A large view.

Recording in situ (Step 2):
• Overview and analytical levels
• Situated interpretation and a dual focus (on both the actors and the camera)
• A virtual expedition

Processing the recordings (Step 3)
Analytical forms: Transcripts and Themes. Unstructured with timecodes or structured with annotation-types and annotations.

Siggard Jensen then introduces the video analysing tool, Advene, and describes how she works with it.
• Get an overview of the material
• Sorting and typologies (based on the five foci)
• Characterizing and mapping (write keywords, show aspect that she wants to highlight)
• Deconstructing and visual description

She describes how she works very systematically with the video interviews, then leaves them and allows for time to think things through and let her intuition work. When she begins to write, she tries to paint a rich empirical picture where the theoretical implications are implied (but not spelled out). This happens later.

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