This paper reports on the use of video to enhance qualitative research. Advances in technology have improved our ability to capture lived experiences through visual means. I reflect on my previous work with individuals living with HIV/AIDS, the results of which are described in another paper, to evaluate the effectiveness of video as a medium that not only collects data, but also produces knowledge. I have provided strategies for confronting specific technological barriers and concerns in research. I made sure to consider my own role within this research, and have chosen to share the personal insights and revelations that occurred in light of using this visual method.
Visual Research, Image- Based Data, Video Camera, and Audiovisual Analysis
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Downing, M. J. (2008). Why Video? How Technology Advances Method. The Qualitative Report, 13(2), 173-177. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol13/iss2/3