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

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Nash, MB and Moore, R, Exploring the methodological challenges of using participant-produced digital video diaries in Antarctica, Sociological Research Online pp. 1-17. ISSN 1360-7804 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1360780418769677

Abstract

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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:methodology, antarctica, gender, video diaries, remote
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Nash, MB (Dr Meredith Nash)
ID Code:124742
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-03-06
Last Modified:2018-05-10
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