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Closing in on the picture : analyzing interactions in video recordings

McNaughton, M.J. (2009) Closing in on the picture : analyzing interactions in video recordings. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 8 (4). pp. 27-48. ISSN 1609-4069

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Abstract

This paper provides a detailed account of the processing and analysing of data, obtained through video recording during reflective practitioner research. It sets out five stages in the analysis of video recordings of classroom interactions during a series of educational drama lessons: from decisions relating to the selection of data for close analysis, to the seeking of themes, and finally to the presentation of conclusions. The researcher adapted and synthesised several processes derived from discourse analysis (Wells, 2001; Spiers, 2004; Gee, 2005) to produce a range of instruments for use in transcription and analysis of verbal and non-verbal discourse. These include: a simple transcription key; classifications for verbal and non-verbal discourse; and a template for a transcription and analysis matrix.