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Exploring the methodological challenges of using participant-produced digital video diaries in Antarctica


Nash, M and Moore, R, Exploring the methodological challenges of using participant-produced digital video diaries in Antarctica, Sociological Research Online, 23, (3) pp. 589-605. ISSN 1360-7804 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1360780418769677


Technological advancements have created new methods for conducting research. In this article, we explore the benefits and challenges of using participant-produced video diaries as a research method in a remote environment. Participant-produced video diaries provide rich ethnographic data of lived experiences. Moreover, video diaries allow data collection without researchers needing to be physically present, which facilitates research in remote locations. Therefore, we chose video diaries as one method of data collection for our study of a leadership programme for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine conducted in Antarctica. However, the remote location of this study raised methodological challenges beyond the routine issues associated with video diaries. In this article, we critically reflect on these challenges, highlighting implications for using participant-produced video diaries in other remote settings.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:methodology, Antarctica, gender, video diaries, remote, visual methods, leadership, STEMM
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociological methodology and research methods
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Nash, M (Associate Professor Meredith Nash)
UTAS Author:Moore, R (Dr Robyn Moore)
ID Code:124742
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-03-06
Last Modified:2018-11-30

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