Videorecording allows the researcher to record and replay the pictures and sound of an event. As such, it can be a valuable research tool. Nevertheless, it is not just a simple measuring instrument. As a qualitative research data gathering tool, video recordings should be authenticated. Researchers should indicate clearly the role of this tool in their work and discuss the factors that may have an influence on the way it is used or on the data analyzed. The substance of these factors is shown in inventoried form. This paper discusses these and advises how researchers may address the validity of video recording as a qualitative research tool.
Videorecording, Validation, and Data Collection Tool
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Penn-Edwards, S. (2004). Visual Evidence in Qualitative Research: The Role of Videorecording. The Qualitative Report, 9(2), 266-277. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol9/iss2/5